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The Human Sense of Smell

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  • © 1991


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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Anatomy, Physiology and Chemistry

  2. Measurement of Olfactory Responses

  3. Development and Senescence

  4. Basic Characteristics of Human Olfaction

  5. Clinical and Health Aspects of Olfaction


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.

Editors and Affiliations

  • CSIRO Sensory Research Center, North Ryde, Australia

    David G. Laing

  • Smell and Taste Center School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

    Richard L. Doty

  • Department of Anatomy, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia

    Winrich Breipohl

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Human Sense of Smell

  • Editors: David G. Laing, Richard L. Doty, Winrich Breipohl

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-76225-3Published: 22 November 2011

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-76223-9Published: 06 December 2012

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 395

  • Topics: Neurosciences, Otorhinolaryngology

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