Skin conductance and subjective assessments associated with the odour of 5-α-androstan-3-one

  title={Skin conductance and subjective assessments associated with the odour of 5-$\alpha$-androstan-3-one},
  author={C. van Toller and Michael Kirk-Smith and N. Wood and J. Lombard and George H. Dodd},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
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Preliminary information is provided suggesting that autonomic variations in response to olfactory stimuli are probably not modality specific, and may be organized along two main dimensions of pleasantness and arousal, at least for the parameters considered.
Evidence for peripheral plasticity in human odour response
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Odor hedonics: connection with emotional response estimated by autonomic parameters.
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Subliminally Perceived Odours Modulate Female Intrasexual Competition: An Eye Movement Study
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Comparison between monorhinal and birhinal olfactory stimulations in bilateral electrodermal recordings.
  • G. Brand, J. Millot, C. Biju
  • Psychology, Biology
    Comptes rendus de l'Academie des sciences. Serie III, Sciences de la vie
  • 2000


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Human olfactory responses to 5α‐androst‐16‐EN‐3‐one— principal component of boar taint
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Physiological Role of Pleasure
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XIX Psychogalvanic Skin Response Olfactometry
The section on smell in the guide for evaluation of permanent impairment published by the Journal of the American Medical Association recommends only a single value of three per cent impairment of the whole man, for use in cases involving complete bilateral loss of smell due to peripheral lesions; however, detection of any odor by the patient precludes a finding of permanent impaired.
The information content of the recovery limb of the electrodermal response.
The reabsorption process represents an adaptation for goal-directed behavior and can differentiate between spontaneous responses during rest and during a task, between orienting responses to a light flash and responses to the same flash when it takes on signal properties.
Stimulus specificity of electrodermal recovery time: an examination and reinterpretation of the evidence.
The results of these experiments suggest that the recovery time primarily reflects the amount of previous responding and is not independent of other electrodermal measures.