About this Research Topic
In recent years a significant body of research literature has accumulated on olfaction along several levels of investigation, ranging from molecular processes to the neural and cognitive processing of olfactory information, as well as to the influence of odors on our everyday lives.
The purpose of the present research topic is to encourage researchers to submit original experimental data (including laboratory studies as well studies in everyday settings), reviews and methods papers on the applied aspects of olfaction.
Suggested Topics would include, but not be limited to: Olfaction in everyday life (e.g., olfactory driven attitudes, behaviors and emotions; cognitions and behavior around human body odors; olfaction and consumer behavior; olfactory cognition and emotion in pregnancy; odors in the emergence and maintenance of disgust; air pollution studies; detecting malingering by means of odors; electronic noses and food analyses), Olfactory expertise (e.g., wine expertise in sommeliers and oenologists; odors and flavors in culinary environment; olfactory cognition in food science and in hedonics; skills of perfumers’ noses) and Olfaction in health and disease (e.g., olfaction in multiple chemical sensitivity; olfaction in post traumatic stress disorders; olfaction and sick building syndrome; olfaction and the motion sickness paradigm; olfactory loss and coping strategies; odors and pain relief; odors in the management of coma, neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases).
We hope that this e-volume will promote further research on the applied aspects of olfactory cognition and attract new scientists to the field. We also hope that it will be a useful resource for colleagues scholars and professionals dealing with the study of chemical senses.
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