The sense of smell has a powerful influence over our emotions, memories and reactions. For children with profound learning and communication difficulties, smell can help them identify people, places and objects. So, given that olfactory information has a direct path to our limbic system, can it be positively harnessed in an educational environment? A new study aims to explore not only how multisensory impaired (MSI) children use their sense of smell, but also whether olfactory cues can improve their understanding, communication and ability to make choices. Here, the authors review the approach, considerations and initial findings of the study—as well as the potential long-term implications for fragranced products of the future.
Fragrance and Communication
October 21, 2011
Fill out my online form.
Most Popular in Research
- 221Sense and the Subconscious: Is Liking Enough?
- 97World Essential Oil Market Expected to Reach $11.5 billion by 2022
- 90Smell-Training Can Improve Olfactory Loss
- 69Biological Scent Design
- 6821st Century Leap of Fragrance
- 61Cracking the Code: How Does Our Sense of Smell Work?
- 60Go With the Flow, Part 1: Spouted Bed Technology to Yield More Oil
- 59Study Connects Olfaction and Neurodegenerative Disease
- 44Endpoint. Thinking Outside the Perfume Bottle
- 41Anthropology and Odor: From Manhattan to Mato Grosso
- Base-catalysed of terpenes
4/14/2016, James Verghese
- Perfume Materials: Prediction of Fragrance Headspace Concentrations from Physico-Chemical Properties
4/6/2016, Penpan Saiyasombati and Gerald B. Kasting
- Focus on Perception: Non-Attentive Smelling and Perfumery Practices
4/6/2016, J. Stephan Jellinek
- HPLC-NMR — a Powerful Tool for the Identification of Non-Volatiles in Lemon Peel Oils
4/6/2016, H. Sommer, H.-J. Bertram, G. Krammer, G. Kindel, T. Kühnle, G. Reinders, I. Reiss, C.O. Schmidt, K. Schreiber, W. Stumpe, P. Werkhoff
- Some Aspects of Qualitative Structure-Odor Relationships
4/6/2016, Mans Boelens, Harrie Boelens