Perception of trigeminal chemosensory qualities in the elderly.

@article{Laska2001PerceptionOT,
  title={Perception of trigeminal chemosensory qualities in the elderly.},
  author={Matthias Laska},
  journal={Chemical senses},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={681-9}
}
One hundred healthy elderly subjects (65-88 years) were tested for their ability to: (i) assign verbal labels from a list of trigeminal type descriptors to six odorants known to have a strong trigeminal component; (ii) discriminate between intensity-matched pairs of these odorants in an odd-ball paradigm. Their performance was compared with that of 100 young controls (23--36 years). Young controls judged menthol and cineole as distinctly cool and fresh, acetic cid as pungent and sour and… CONTINUE READING

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