Comparison of flavour perception by smell and by mouth

Marie, Sue, Land, Derek G and Booth, David A (1987) Comparison of flavour perception by smell and by mouth. In: Martens, M, Dalen, G A and Russwurm, H (eds.) Flavour science & technology. Wiley, Chichester, pp. 301-308. ISBN 9780471917434

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The reported experiment was the first quantitative comparison of orthonasal with retronasal olfaction. Sugar-sweetened milk was being tasted each time that benzaldehyde was smelt, by either route. The "flavour perce[ived]", i.e. the aroma source named, was almond. The 50% detection of a disparity in strengths (the 'JND') did not differ reliably across the tested participants between sniff and swallow (with its 'coup de nez'). However the small number of data for each participant made for highly unreliable JNDs.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0180 Experimental psychology
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP0351 Neurophysiology and neuropsychology > QP0431 Senses > QP0448 Special senses > QP0455 Chemical senses. Chemoreceptors
Depositing User: prof. David Booth
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 09:42
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