Olfactory sensitivity for sperm-attractant aromatic aldehydes: a comparative study in human subjects and spider monkeys

@article{Kjeldmand2010OlfactorySF,
  title={Olfactory sensitivity for sperm-attractant aromatic aldehydes: a comparative study in human subjects and spider monkeys},
  author={Luna Kjeldmand and Laura Teresa Hern{\'a}ndez Salazar and Matthias Laska},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2010},
  volume={197},
  pages={15-23}
}
Using a three-alternative forced-choice ascending staircase procedure, we determined olfactory detection thresholds in 20 human subjects for seven aromatic aldehydes and compared them to those of four spider monkeys tested in parallel using an operant conditioning paradigm. With all seven odorants, both species detected concentrations <1 ppm, and with several odorants single individuals of both species even discriminated concentrations <1 ppb from the solvent. No generalizable species… CONTINUE READING
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