Perception of everyday odors--correlation between intensity, familiarity and strength of hedonic judgement.

@article{Distel1999PerceptionOE,
  title={Perception of everyday odors--correlation between intensity, familiarity and strength of hedonic judgement.},
  author={H. -J. Distel and Saho Ayabe-Kanamura and Margarita Mart{\'i}nez-G{\'o}mez and I Schicker and Tatsu Kobayakawa and Sachiko Saito and Robyn Hudson},
  journal={Chemical senses},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={191-9}
}
In this study, 40 Japanese, 44 German and 39 Mexican women were presented with 18 everyday odorants. They were asked to rate them for intensity on a six-point scale from not detectable to very strong, for pleasantness on an 11-point scale from -5, to neutral at 0, to +5, and for familiarity on a six-point scale from completely unknown to extremely familiar. Consistent positive correlations were found between paired rating scores for the three measures, and although they were not particularly… CONTINUE READING