Why does the sense of smell vanish in the mouth? Testing predictions from two accounts.

@article{Stevenson2015WhyDT,
  title={Why does the sense of smell vanish in the mouth? Testing predictions from two accounts.},
  author={Richard J. Stevenson and Mehmet K. Mahmut},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={955-60}
}
When participants perceive flavor they do not recognise the role of smell. We examined two possible accounts of why: (1) a common attentional channel activated by taste; and (2) prior learning between taste and smell. Participants were asked to sniff food-related odors with a fluid in their mouth and profile each odor after expectorating. This process was later repeated for each odor, with some odors experienced with water on both occasions, and others with water on one occasion and sucrose… CONTINUE READING

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