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Olfactory cuing of autobiographical memory.

dc.contributor.author Rubin, DC
dc.contributor.author Groth, E
dc.contributor.author Goldsmith, DJ
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-21T17:26:15Z
dc.date.issued 1984
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6517162
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9556
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/10172
dc.description.abstract In Experiment 1, subjects were presented with either the odors or the names of 15 common objects. In Experiment 2, subjects were presented with either the odors, photographs, or names of 16 common objects. All subjects were asked to describe an autobiographical memory evoked by each cue, to date each memory, and to rate each memory on vividness, pleasantness, and the number of times that the memory had been thought of and talked about prior to the experiment. Compared with memories evoked by photographs or names, memories evoked by odors were reported to be thought of and talked about less often prior to the experiment and were more likely to be reported as never having been thought of or talked about prior to the experiment. No other effects were consistently found, though there was a suggestion that odors might evoke more pleasant and emotional memories than other types of cues. The relation of these results to the folklore concerning olfactory cuing is discussed.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher JSTOR
dc.relation.ispartof Am J Psychol
dc.subject Cues
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Imagination
dc.subject Memory
dc.subject Mental Recall
dc.subject Smell
dc.subject Speech Perception
dc.subject Visual Perception
dc.title Olfactory cuing of autobiographical memory.
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Rubin, DC|0096042
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6517162
pubs.begin-page 493
pubs.end-page 507
pubs.issue 4
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group Psychology and Neuroscience
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group University Institutes and Centers
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 97


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