For those rare subjects with an absent sense of smell (anosmics
), odor cueing is not a problem (and in fact, anosmics
are sought out by sensory scientists for just this reason).
Further support for the odor hypothesis was furnished by Seago, Ludvigson, and Remley (1970), who showed that rats rendered surgically anosmic
by removing the olfactory bulbs were incapable of learning this pattern of instrumental behavior, regardless of the trial-administration procedure employed.
For Karen, being anosmic is more emotionally challenging than difficult in the day-to-day.
Karen still wears perfume, the same brand as before she became anosmic, but only because she "feels like [she] should wear it".
Given the importance we attribute to social chemosignaling, one may ask why aren~t anosmic
individuals significantly socially impaired?
8) found that anosmic
IPD patients displayed poorer composite memory scores compared to both nonanosmic and control group.
Brain single photon emission computed tomography in anosmic
subjects after closed head trauma.