Science of Olfaction

  • Michael J. Serby
  • Karen L. Chobor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Historical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Basic Science of Olfaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Edward E. Morrison, Richard M. Costanzo
      Pages 31-50
    3. Robert R. H. Anholt
      Pages 51-79
    4. John H. McLean, Michael T. Shipley
      Pages 126-171
    5. W. T. Nickell, Michael T. Shipley
      Pages 172-212
    6. Kathleen M. Dorries
      Pages 245-275
  4. Clinical Issues in the Study of Olfaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. William S. Cain, J. Enrique Cometto-Muñiz, René A. de Wijk
      Pages 279-308
    3. Avery N. Gilbert, Mark S. Greenberg
      Pages 309-334
    4. Hilary J. Schmidt, Gary K. Beauchamp
      Pages 378-395
    5. Irving Bieber, Toby B. Bieber, Richard C. Friedman
      Pages 396-409
    6. Howard Ehrlichman, Linda Bastone
      Pages 410-438
    7. David V. Smith, Heather J. Duncan
      Pages 439-466
    8. Mark S. Greenberg
      Pages 467-499
    9. Susan S. Schiffman
      Pages 500-525
    10. R. G. Mair, D. L. Flint
      Pages 526-545
    11. Richard M. Costanzo, John D. Ward, Harold F. Young
      Pages 546-558
    12. Michael J. Serby, Pamela M. Larson, Davina Kalkstein
      Pages 559-584
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 585-590

About this book


A book such as this one necessarily entails the effort of many individuals. Its first seed was a workshop in 1988 that one of us (K. L. C. ) designed and directed at the City University of New York Graduate Center as part of a series of conferences and workshops on topics in neuropsychology spon­ sored by the Institute for Research in Behavioral Neuroscience (IRBN). At that time, studies in the efficacy of olfaction as an alternative modality of stimulation in brain-injured adults were taking place at IRBN. The work­ shop helped to spark many new ideas among IRBN's staff, leading to various projects in clinical intervention, some of which are discussed in this volume. We soon discovered that clinical interest in olfaction was steadily increasing, and that this modality was in many ways on a par with the rest. Along with progress in the clinical investigation of olfaction, an abundance of work has been published in the basic science of the field. Ideas such as the regeneration of olfactory neurons and the use of these neurons in trans­ plantation took hold and were proved to be viable ones. These develop­ ments along with a profusion of techniques that allow a closer look at the anatomy and physiology of olfaction, have contributed to the accelerated pace with which this field is now advancing. Dr.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Serby
    • 1
  • Karen L. Chobor
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryThe Mount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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