Perceptual learning with odors: implications for psychological accounts of odor quality perception.

@article{Stevenson2001PerceptualLW,
  title={Perceptual learning with odors: implications for psychological accounts of odor quality perception.},
  author={Richard J. Stevenson},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={708-12}
}
After two odors have been experienced in a mixture, the pair are subsequently rated as sharing more qualities and smelling more alike than equally exposed controls. These effects may result from the retrieval of a common mixture memory when either component is sniffed alone. If correct, odor pairs experienced together in a mixture should also be less discriminable than those experienced an equal number of times but in different mixtures. This was tested here by exposing participants to two odor… CONTINUE READING