The Human Sense of Smell

  • David G. Laing
  • Richard L. Doty
  • Winrich Breipohl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Anatomy, Physiology and Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Taylor Moran, Bruce W Jafek, J Carter Rowley III
      Pages 3-28
    3. Thomas V. Getchell, Marilyn L. Getchell
      Pages 61-76
    4. M Chastrette, D Zakarya
      Pages 77-92
  3. Measurement of Olfactory Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
  4. Development and Senescence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Richard L Doty
      Pages 155-165
    3. Julie A Mennella, Gary K Beauchamp
      Pages 167-180
  5. Basic Characteristics of Human Olfaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. E P Köster, Rene A de Wijk
      Pages 199-215
    3. Frank R Schab, William S Cain
      Pages 217-240
    4. James C Walker, Roger A Jennings
      Pages 261-280
  6. Clinical and Health Aspects of Olfaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. David V Smith, Allen M Seiden
      Pages 283-305
    3. Robert G Mair, Loredana M Harrison
      Pages 335-359
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 387-395

About this book


Often being vastly underrated the human sense of smell plays an essential role in our life, e.g. in food acceptance, fragrance appreciation, and as a warning device for spoiled food, toxic gases and the presence of fire. The book provides a multidisciplinary up-to-date review of the structure and function of the sense of smell and of how it is influenced by the environment and diseases. It is divided into the following 5 sections: - Anatomy, Physiology and Chemistry - Measurement of OlfactoryResponses - Development and Senescense - Basic Characteristics of Human Olfaction - Clinical and Health Aspects of Olfaction.


Chemorezeptor Duft Geruchssinn Nase Riechen Smell anatomy brain chemoreception cortex odor psychophysics olfactory physiology pathology perception physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • David G. Laing
    • 1
  • Richard L. Doty
    • 2
  • Winrich Breipohl
    • 3
  1. 1.CSIRO Sensory Research CenterNorth RydeAustralia
  2. 2.Smell and Taste Center School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnatomyUniversity of QueenslandSt. Lucia, BrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76225-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76223-9
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