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Advertisements 2: Olfactory Signals

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines how flowers use olfactory signals to attract pollinators. Floral scents mostly result from the production of small amounts of simple volatile organic compounds. The molecular ... More


Scentless

Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where one particularly sly Dominican demoniac makes an incredible stink.


Christ Speaking Himself:: The Logophatic Discourse of Paul The Logophatic Discourse of Paul and the Bride

Martin Laird

in Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith: Union, Knowledge, and Divine Presence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199267996
eISBN:
9780191601576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267995.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Discusses an over-looked dimension of Gregory’s apophaticism. By virtue of apophatic union with the Word, the soul, while remaining unknowing, paradoxically takes on the qualities of the Word. The ... More


Memory and Wine Tasting

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177009
eISBN:
9780231542876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177009.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

How many components can we remember in a wine taste? Much research has shown that memory is good for one or two components, but falls off severely ad 3 and is virtually gone for more. The more ... More


Miracle of the Rose

Frank Graziano

in Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195136401
eISBN:
9780199835164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136403.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Rose and flower tropes are pursued into “deflowering,” paradise-garden and edenic imagery, the odor of sanctity, and the miracle after which St. Rose of Lima’s name was changed. The discussion ... More


Aristotle On Odour And Smell

Mark A. Johnstone

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 43

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666164
eISBN:
9780191751936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666164.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The sense of smell occupies a peculiar intermediate position in Aristotle's theory of sense perception: odours, like colours and sounds, are perceived at a distance through an external medium; yet in ... More


Olfactory Bulb

GORDON M. SHEPHERD, WEI R. CHEN, and CHARLES A. GREER

in The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195159561
eISBN:
9780199864447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159561.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

The olfactory bulb is an outgrowth of the forebrain, specialized for processing the molecular signals that give rise to the sense of smell. It receives sensory input from the olfactory sensory ... More


The Other Smells

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the difference in the smell or body odor of the Chinese people and the Western missionaries and converts. It explains that higher meat and alcohol content in the Western diet ... More


Olfaction

Burton Slotnick, Heather Schellinck, and Richard Brown

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter discusses the study of olfaction in rats. It argues that rats and other rodents live in an olfactory world and any attempt to understand rodent biology must take into account the ... More


Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction

Janice Carlisle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165098
eISBN:
9780199787685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165098.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Surveying the representation of odors in eighty British novels written in the 1860s, this study provides a new reading of Victorian values, particularly as they assess the relative merits of men and ... More


Treating the Melancholic of Our Mutual Friend

Janice Carlisle

in Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165098
eISBN:
9780199787685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165098.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In John Harmon, one of the heroes of Our Mutual Friend, Dickens creates the supreme melancholic of the 1860s. A woman's readiness to assuage Harmon's suffering is ultimately less efficacious than the ... More


Retronasal Smell: What Is So Special?

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177009
eISBN:
9780231542876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177009.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

We compare the initial experience of the aroma of the wine in the glass with the experience of the retronasal aroma as it contributes to the full flavor of the wine in the mouth and throat. We ... More


Types of flavour interaction

Richard J. Stevenson

in The Psychology of Flavour

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539352
eISBN:
9780191724008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539352.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter identifies the psychological (or centrally based) interactions between the various modalities and sub-modalities that comprise the flavour system such as taste and smell. The ... More


Causes of flavour interaction

Richard J. Stevenson

in The Psychology of Flavour

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539352
eISBN:
9780191724008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539352.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the distal and proximal basis of the interactions between and within the flavour senses that were identified in Chapter 2 as having a psychological basis. For unimodal ... More


Implications

Richard J. Stevenson

in The Psychology of Flavour

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539352
eISBN:
9780191724008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539352.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The first part of this chapter examines some of the broader theoretical and practical implications that flow from the study of flavour. The six topics discussed concern: (1) odour-induced tastes and ... More


Visual Discrimination by the Honeybee (Apis mellifera)

Adrian Horridge

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores honeybee vision and provides a captivating window into the bizarre world seen through compound eyes using both behavioral and neurobiological evidence. Far from being a pattern ... More


The management of odours and discharges in gynaecological cancer

Teresa Tate

in Palliative Care Consultations in Gynaeoncology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528067
eISBN:
9780191730351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528067.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Society imposes strict rules on the behaviour of a person particularly with personal hygiene. It is often expected that an individual will smell pleasantly, and in the case of discharges it is ... More


Halitosis

Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay

in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632432
eISBN:
9780191730375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses halitosis, an offensive odour from the mouth or hollow cavities such as the nose, sinuses, and pharynx. Halitosis comprises three types: physiological halitosis, pathological ... More


Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Adam Mack

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039188
eISBN:
9780252097225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039188.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A hundred years and more ago, a walk down a Chicago street invited an assault on the senses. Untiring hawkers shouted from every corner. The manure from thousands of horses lay on streets pooled with ... More


Host Fruit-Odor Discrimination and Sympatric Host-Race Formation

Jeffrey L. Feder and Andrew A. Forbes

in Specialization, Speciation, and Radiation: The Evolutionary Biology of Herbivorous Insects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251328
eISBN:
9780520933828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251328.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines host-fruit-odor discrimination in the apple maggot fly, Rhagoletis pomonella, and its role in sympatric speciation via host-plant shifting. It shows that R. pomonella flies both ... More


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