Ross, David F.
Warren, Amye R.; O'Leary, Brian
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among three factors: perceived odorant name ability, whether the odorant was ingested through a single nostril or both nostrils, and how the odorant is represented in working memory. Participants smelled odorants through the left or right nostril or with both nostrils and then provided an identifying label for each odor and rated how accurately their label represented the odor. After a short delay, the participants were given a new stimulus set consisting of new and old odorants. Participants were asked to provide a label for the odor and determine whether the odor was new or old. These ratings were used to evaluate how odors are represented in working memory. A significant main effect showing a both nostril advantage in odor naming accuracy compared to single nostril accuracy was observed.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Olfactometry; Memory; Odors
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MacAdams, Spencer Lawrence, "Olfactory working memory: the role of perceived odor name-ability" (2013). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.