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Author

  • Anna Oleszkiewicz*, Laura Bottesi*, Michal Pieniak*, Shuji Fujita, Nadejda Krasteva, Gabriele Nelles, Thomas Hummel*

Company

  • Sony Corporation

Venue

  • ECRO

Date

  • 2020

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Olfactory training with Aromastics: olfactory and cognitive effects

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Abstract

The olfactory system can be successfully rehabilitated with regular, intermittent stimulation during multiple daily exposures to selected sets of odors, i.e., olfactory training (OT). OT has been repeatedly shown to be an effective tool of olfactory performance enhancement. Recent advancements in studies on OT suggest that its beneficial effects exceed olfaction and extend to specific cognitive tasks. So far, studies on OT provided compelling evidence for its effectiveness, but there is still a need to search for an optimal OT protocol. The present study examined whether increased frequency of OT leads to better outcomes in both olfactory and cognitive domains.

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