Definition of Olfactory perception

1. Noun. The sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form. "She loved the smell of roses"




Lexicographical Neighbors of Olfactory Perception

olfactory glomerulus
olfactory groove
olfactory hallucination
olfactory hyperesthesia
olfactory hypesthesia
olfactory membrane
olfactory modality
olfactory mucosa
olfactory nerve
olfactory nerves
olfactory neuroblastoma
olfactory neurons
olfactory organ
olfactory pathways
olfactory peduncle
olfactory perception (current term)
olfactory pits
olfactory placodes
olfactory property
olfactory pyramid
olfactory receptor cells
olfactory receptor neurons
olfactory region of tunica mucosa of nose
olfactory roots
olfactory sensation
olfactory striae
olfactory sulcus
olfactory sulcus of nasal cavity
olfactory tract
olfactory trigone

Literary usage of Olfactory perception

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psychology by Michael Maher (1890)
"As revealing future gustatory experiences, and giving timely warning of poisonous or unwholesome food, olfactory perception becomes an instrument of ..."

2. The Elements of Scientific Psychology by Knight Dunlap (1922)
"Although odors are conveyed to the nasal receptors from distant objects, there is no olfactory perception of direction, and little of distance. ..."

3. Instinct and Intelligence in the Animal Kingdom: A Critical Contribution to by Erich Wasmann (1903)
"The constant connection of the olfactory perception of the smoke with a feeling of itching and the consequent impulse to scratch themselves, was apparently ..."

4. Psychopathia Sexualis, with Especial Reference to the Antipathic Sexual by Richard Krafft-Ebing (1922)
"... have a very decided influence in inducing sexual excitement.1 In beasts the influence of olfactory perception on the sexual sense is unmistakable. ..."

5. Psychopathia Sexualis: With Especial Reference to the Antipathic Sexual by Richard Krafft-Ebing (1906)
"He shows that animals of opposite sexes are drawn to each other by means of olfactory perception, and that almost all animals, at the time of rutting, ..."

6. Psychology: Empirical and Rational by Michael Maher (1909)
"As revealing future gustatory experiences, and giving timely warning of poisonous or unwholesome food, olfactory perception becomes an instrument of ..."

7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1875)
"Destruction of the gray matter of the lower part of the temporo-sphenoidal lobe in immediate relation to the region of olfactory perception abolishes the ..."

8. Lectures on the science of human life by Sylvester Graham (1849)
"... that he used often to confound gustatory with olfactory perception in his mind, and suppose he tasted qualities which in reality he smelt. ..."

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