Springer Handbook of Odor

  • Andrea Buettner

Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SHB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-2
  2. Wilhelm Pickenhagen
    Pages 5-6
  3. Molecular Aspects and Formation Pathways

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-8
    2. Matthias Wüst
      Pages 9-10
    3. Nicolas Baldovini, Jean-Jacques Filippi
      Pages 11-12
    4. Johannes Niebler
      Pages 13-14
  4. Food and Flavors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-20
    2. Chahan Yeretzian
      Pages 21-22
    3. Michael Dresel
      Pages 23-24
    4. Philippe Darriet, Alexandre Pons
      Pages 25-26
    5. Anne Plotto, Jinhe Bai, Elisabeth Baldwin
      Pages 27-28
    6. Jane K. Parker
      Pages 29-30
    7. Eric Frérot
      Pages 31-32
    8. Gary Reineccius
      Pages 33-34
    9. Anne-Marie Seuvre, Andrée Voilley
      Pages 35-36
    10. Christian Salles, Ofir Benjamin
      Pages 37-38
    11. Michael Czerny
      Pages 41-42
  5. Analytics, Sensor Technology and Human-Sensory Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-46
    2. Sung-Tong Chin, Graham T. Eyres, Philip J. Marriott
      Pages 47-48
    3. Jonathan Beauchamp, Erika Zardin
      Pages 49-50
    4. Cecilia Cagliero, Barbara Sgorbini, Chiara Cordero, Erica Liberto, Patrizia Rubiolo, Carlo Bicchi
      Pages 51-52
    5. Norbert Christoph, Antje Schellenberg, Wiebke Zander, Gerhard Krammer
      Pages 53-54
    6. Brian Guthrie
      Pages 55-56
    7. Alex Veithen, Magali Philippeau, Pierre Chatelain
      Pages 57-58
    8. Dietmar Mannebeck
      Pages 61-62
    9. Bettina Mannebeck, Heike Hauschildt
      Pages 63-64
    10. Andrea Burdack-Freitag, Anja Heinlein, Florian Mayer
      Pages 65-66
  6. Odorant Sensing and Physiological Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-70
    2. Heinz Breer, Jörg Fleischer, Jörg Strotmann
      Pages 71-72
    3. Boris Schilling
      Pages 73-74
    4. Michael Rychlik
      Pages 75-76
    5. Marc Spehr
      Pages 77-78
    6. Thomas Hummel, Basile N. Landis, Philippe Rombaux
      Pages 79-80
    7. Sophie Veitinger, Hanns Hatt
      Pages 83-84
    8. Kristina Friedland, Christian Harteneck
      Pages 85-86
    9. Jessica Walker, Veronika Somoza
      Pages 87-88
    10. Andreas Natsch, Graham Ellis
      Pages 89-90
    11. Michael Thiel
      Pages 91-92
  7. Psycho-Physical and Cognitive Aspects of Odor Perception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-96
    2. Jessica Freiherr
      Pages 97-98
    3. Janina Seubert, Christina Regenbogen, Ute Habel, Johan N. Lundström
      Pages 99-100
    4. Sylvain Delplanque, Géraldine Coppin, David Sander
      Pages 101-102
    5. Valentina Parma, Donald Wilson, Johan N. Lundström
      Pages 103-104
    6. Maria Larsson, Artin Arshamian, Cornell Kärnekull
      Pages 105-106
    7. Benoist Schaal
      Pages 107-108
    8. Sanne Boesveldt
      Pages 109-110

About this book


The Springer Handbook of Odor is the definitive guide to all aspects related to the study of smell and their impact on human life. For the first time, this handbook aligns the senso-chemo-analytical characterization of everyday smells encountered by mankind, with the elucidation of perceptual, hedonic, behavioral and physiological responses of humans to such odors. From birth onwards we learn to interact with our environment using our sense of smell. Moreover, evolutionary processes have engendered a multi-faceted communication that is supported – even dominated – by olfaction. 

This compilation examines the responses of humans to odors at different stages of life, thereby building a foundation for a widely overseen area of research with broader ramifications for human life. The expert international authors and editor align aspects, concepts, methodologies and perspectives from a broad range of different disciplines related to the science of smell. These include chemistry, physiology, psychology, material sciences, technology but also disciplines related to linguistics, culture, art and design.

This handbook, edited by an internationally renowned aroma scientist with the support of an outstanding team of over 60 authors, is an authoritative reference for researchers in the field of odors both in academia and in industry and is also a useful reference for newcomers to the area.


Fragrant Materials Intranasal Trigeminal System Multisensory Integration Odor Emissions Odor Valence Perception Odorant Design Odorant Properties Olfactometry Olfactory Subsystems Perireceptor Events aromatherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Buettner
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut for Process Engineering and PackagingFreisingGermany

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