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Cross-modal interactions between olfaction and touch.
Chem Senses. 2006 May; 31(4):291-300.CS

Abstract

We report two experiments designed to investigate the nature of any cross-modal interactions between olfactory and tactile information processing. In Experiment 1, we assessed the influence of olfactory cues on the tactile perception of fabric softness using computer-controlled stimulus presentation. The results showed that participants rated fabric swatches as feeling significantly softer when presented with a lemon odor than when presented with an animal-like odor, demonstrating that olfactory cues can modulate tactile perception. In Experiment 2, we assessed whether this modulatory effect varied as a function of the particular odors being used and/or of the spatial coincidence between the olfactory and tactile stimuli. The results replicated those reported in Experiment 1 thus further supporting the claim that people's rating of tactile stimuli can be modulated by the presence of an odor. Taken together, the results of the two experiments reported here support the existence of a cross-modal interaction between olfaction and touch.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK. dematte@form.unitn.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16452454

Citation

Demattè, M Luisa, et al. "Cross-modal Interactions Between Olfaction and Touch." Chemical Senses, vol. 31, no. 4, 2006, pp. 291-300.
Demattè ML, Sanabria D, Sugarman R, et al. Cross-modal interactions between olfaction and touch. Chem Senses. 2006;31(4):291-300.
Demattè, M. L., Sanabria, D., Sugarman, R., & Spence, C. (2006). Cross-modal interactions between olfaction and touch. Chemical Senses, 31(4), 291-300.
Demattè ML, et al. Cross-modal Interactions Between Olfaction and Touch. Chem Senses. 2006;31(4):291-300. PubMed PMID: 16452454.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cross-modal interactions between olfaction and touch. AU - Demattè,M Luisa, AU - Sanabria,Daniel, AU - Sugarman,Rachel, AU - Spence,Charles, Y1 - 2006/02/01/ PY - 2006/2/3/pubmed PY - 2006/7/26/medline PY - 2006/2/3/entrez SP - 291 EP - 300 JF - Chemical senses JO - Chem Senses VL - 31 IS - 4 N2 - We report two experiments designed to investigate the nature of any cross-modal interactions between olfactory and tactile information processing. In Experiment 1, we assessed the influence of olfactory cues on the tactile perception of fabric softness using computer-controlled stimulus presentation. The results showed that participants rated fabric swatches as feeling significantly softer when presented with a lemon odor than when presented with an animal-like odor, demonstrating that olfactory cues can modulate tactile perception. In Experiment 2, we assessed whether this modulatory effect varied as a function of the particular odors being used and/or of the spatial coincidence between the olfactory and tactile stimuli. The results replicated those reported in Experiment 1 thus further supporting the claim that people's rating of tactile stimuli can be modulated by the presence of an odor. Taken together, the results of the two experiments reported here support the existence of a cross-modal interaction between olfaction and touch. SN - 0379-864X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16452454/Cross_modal_interactions_between_olfaction_and_touch_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/chemse/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/chemse/bjj031 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -