Characteristics of the Human Sense of Smell when Processing Odor Mixtures

  • David G Laing


Odors emanate from many sources, and can be pleasant or unpleasant. Aromas from bakeries and coffee shops, perfumes from chic passers-by and fragrances from flowers, are almost all pleasant. In contrast, sewage plants, chemical factories and automobile exhausts produce odors that are unpleasant. All of these frequently encountered odors, however, have one feature in common, they are complex mixtures of odorants.


Binary Mixture Odor Pair Odor Intensity Olfactory Cortex Absolute Identification 
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