olfactory perception


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Noun1.olfactory perception - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous formolfactory perception - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
scent - an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
fragrance, perfume, scent, aroma - a distinctive odor that is pleasant
fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, reek, stench, stink, mephitis - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
acridity - having an acrid smell
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There is a partial overlap between the areas in our brains which deal with olfactory perception and those which process emotions.
For olfactory perception, insects have various morphological and physiological types of olfactory sensilla on the antennae, each of which contains one or more olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs).
2010 "Impact of chemical composition of oak extractives on the olfactory perception of barrel aged wines.
Chiral composition of fragrance molecules is important for many industries, including food, cosmetics and consumer products, in order to control the olfactory perception of their products.
Measures of human olfactory perception during pregnancy.