olfactory modality

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Noun1.olfactory modality - the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
sense modality, sensory system, modality - a particular sense
exteroception - sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
nose - the sense of smell (especially in animals); "the hound has a good nose"
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Thus, as far as the authors could find, there have been no studies (to date) that examine the role of the olfactory modality in relation to cognitive abilities.
Extending this line of reasoning, the Open-Ended Smell Identification Test would appear more analogous to a measure of long-term memory (TSR) in the olfactory modality than a measure of Gc.
Specifically, additional primary mental abilities may be identified in the olfactory modality and the position of the OM factor within a hierarchy of human intelligence may be ascertained in future studies, by means of a higher-order analysis.