publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Odor perception and odor awareness in congenital blindness.

Mathilde Beaulieu-Lefebvre; Fabien C. Schneider; Ron Kupers; Maurice Ptito;
  • Published: 01 Feb 2011
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract It is generally acknowledged that people blind from birth develop supra-normal sensory abilities in order to compensate for their visual deficit. While extensive research has been done on the somatosensory and auditory modalities of the blind, information about their sense of smell remains scant. The goal of this study was therefore to compare odor perception and odor awareness in a group of 11 congenitally blind and 14 sighted control subjects. We measured odor detection threshold, odor discrimination and odor identification using the Sniffin'Sticks test. Participants also filled in the Odor Awareness Scale (OAS) to assess consciousness of olfactory se...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: psychological phenomena and processesmusculoskeletal, neural, and ocular physiologygenetic structures
free text keywords: General Neuroscience, Olfaction, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Sensory system, Psychology, Olfactory fatigue, Group differences, Cognitive psychology, Odor detection threshold, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Odor perception, Internal medicine, Congenital blindness, Odor, Audiology
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Odor perception and odor awareness in congenital blindness.

Mathilde Beaulieu-Lefebvre; Fabien C. Schneider; Ron Kupers; Maurice Ptito;