Passive perception of odors and semantic circuits.

  title={Passive perception of odors and semantic circuits.},
  author={Ivanka Savic and H. Berglund},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  volume={21 4},
The sense of smell has been traditionally assumed to be different from other sensory modalities in that odors are encoded perceptually, without a semantic component. Recent findings of improved odor memory upon encoding with verbal cues question this view. Furthermore, familiar odors are easier to remember and discriminate than are unfamiliar ones, and odor… CONTINUE READING