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The Role of Social and Non-social Odors Across the Lifespan

"The Role of Social and Non-social Odors Across the Lifespan"

Abstract: Olfactory learning begins prior to birth, as the olfactory receptors in the fetus are exposed to odors from the mother’s body, her diet and environment and continues throughout life.  However, some of the most salient and emotional responses to olfactory cues arise from odors experienced early in life.  This talk will cover the biology and psychology of the olfactory system with a particular emphasis on how responses to both social and non-social odors are formed and how they influence emotions, cognition and behaviors.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
4:15 p.m., 127 Moore Building