publication . Bachelor thesis . 2015

Memory Tests with Ambient Odours "Make Scents"

Nord, Marie;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Stockholms universitet, Psykologiska institutionen
Abstract
An ambient odour of anise was used in a context-dependent memory study with three different memory tasks targeting both declarative and non-declarative memory functions. Declarative memory was assessed by means of two episodic memory tests; recall of a prose text and a complex figure. Priming was used to assess the non-declarative memory with word fragment completion. Memory was tested immediately and after 48 hours. The results showed a significant main effect of context (odour or not) for all three tests in favour of the olfactory context. In addition, a significant main effect of time was observed for all three tests and a significant interaction effect betwe...
Subjects
free text keywords: Odour, Context, Memory, Priming, Word Fragments
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