Enhanced sensitivity to androstenone following regular exposure to pemenone.

  title={Enhanced sensitivity to androstenone following regular exposure to pemenone.},
  author={David A Stevens and Robert J. O'Connell},
  journal={Chemical senses},
  volume={20 4},
The responses elicited by olfactory stimuli may be modified throughout an organism's life. For example, Wysocki et al. found that regular presentations of 5a-androst-16-en-3-one (androstenone) to anosmic subjects resulted in a graded increase in the perceived intensity of this substance in about half of their subjects (Wysocki et al., 1989). The increased sensitivity they observed appeared to be specific to the exposed odorant and was presumed to occur only in anosmic subjects. Here, we… CONTINUE READING

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