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Improved performance on clerical tasks associated with administration of peppermint odor.
Percept Mot Skills. 2003 Dec; 97(3 Pt 1):1007-10.PM

Abstract

Previous research indicates the presence of certain odors is associated with enhanced task performance. The present study investigated use of peppermint odor during typing performance, memorization, and alphabetization. Participants completed the protocol twice--once with peppermint odor present and once without. Analysis indicated significant differences in the gross speed, net speed, and accuracy on the typing task, with odor associated with improved performance. Alphabetization also improved significantly under the odor condition but not typing duration or memorization. These results suggest peppermint odor may promote a general arousal of attention, so participants stay focused on their task and increase performance.

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Wheeling Jesuit University, WV, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14738372

Citation

Barker, Shannon, et al. "Improved Performance On Clerical Tasks Associated With Administration of Peppermint Odor." Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 97, no. 3 Pt 1, 2003, pp. 1007-10.
Barker S, Grayhem P, Koon J, et al. Improved performance on clerical tasks associated with administration of peppermint odor. Percept Mot Skills. 2003;97(3 Pt 1):1007-10.
Barker, S., Grayhem, P., Koon, J., Perkins, J., Whalen, A., & Raudenbush, B. (2003). Improved performance on clerical tasks associated with administration of peppermint odor. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 97(3 Pt 1), 1007-10.
Barker S, et al. Improved Performance On Clerical Tasks Associated With Administration of Peppermint Odor. Percept Mot Skills. 2003;97(3 Pt 1):1007-10. PubMed PMID: 14738372.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Improved performance on clerical tasks associated with administration of peppermint odor. AU - Barker,Shannon, AU - Grayhem,Pamela, AU - Koon,Jerrod, AU - Perkins,Jessica, AU - Whalen,Allison, AU - Raudenbush,Bryan, PY - 2004/1/24/pubmed PY - 2004/4/28/medline PY - 2004/1/24/entrez SP - 1007 EP - 10 JF - Perceptual and motor skills JO - Percept Mot Skills VL - 97 IS - 3 Pt 1 N2 - Previous research indicates the presence of certain odors is associated with enhanced task performance. The present study investigated use of peppermint odor during typing performance, memorization, and alphabetization. Participants completed the protocol twice--once with peppermint odor present and once without. Analysis indicated significant differences in the gross speed, net speed, and accuracy on the typing task, with odor associated with improved performance. Alphabetization also improved significantly under the odor condition but not typing duration or memorization. These results suggest peppermint odor may promote a general arousal of attention, so participants stay focused on their task and increase performance. SN - 0031-5125 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14738372/abstract/Improved_performance_on_clerical_tasks_associated_with_administration_of_peppermint_odor_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.2466/pms.2003.97.3.1007?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -