Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://cmuir.cmu.ac.th/jspui/handle/6653943832/62601
Title: Global study of social odor awareness
Authors: Agnieszka Sorokowska
Agata Groyecka
Maciej Karwowski
Tomasz Frackowiak
Jennifer E. Lansford
Khodabakhsh Ahmadi
Ahmad M. Alghraibeh
Richmond Aryeetey
Anna Bertoni
Karim Bettache
Sheyla Blumen
Marta Błazejewska
Tiago Bortolini
Marina Butovskaya
Katarzyna Cantarero
Felipe Nalon Castro
Hakan Cetinkaya
Lei Chang
Bin Bin Chen
Diana Cunha
Daniel David
Oana A. David
Fahd A. Dileym
Alejandra Del Carmen Domínguez Espinosa
Silvia Donato
Daria Dronova
Seda Dural
Jitka Fialová
Maryanne Fisher
Evrim Gulbetekin
Aslihan Hamamcioǧlu Akkaya
Peter Hilpert
Ivana Hromatko
Raffaella Iafrate
Mariana Iesyp
Bawo James
Jelena Jaranovic
Feng Jiang
Charles Obadiah Kimamo
Grete Kjelvik
Firat Koç
Amos Laar
Fívia De Araújo Lopes
Guillermo Macbeth
Nicole M. Marcano
Rocio Martinez
Norbert Mesko
Natalya Molodovskaya
Khadijeh Moradi Qezeli
Zahrasadat Motahari
Alexandra Mühlhauser
Jean Carlos Natividade
Joseph Ntayi
Elisabeth Oberzaucher
Oluyinka Ojedokun
Mohd Sofian Bin Omar-Fauzee
Ike E. Onyishi
Anna Paluszak
John D. Pierce
Urmila Pillay
Alda Portugal
Eugenia Razumiejczyk
Anu Realo
Ana Paula Relvas
Maria Rivas
Muhammad Rizwan
Svjetlana Salkičević
Ivan Sarmány-Schuller
Susanne Schmehl
Oksana Senyk
Charlotte Sinding
Emma Sorbring
Eftychia Stamkou
Stanislava Stoyanova
Denisa Šukolová
Nina Sutresna
Meri Tadinac
Sombat Tapanya
Andero Teras
Edna Lúcia Tinoco Ponciano
Ritu Tripathi
Nachiketa Tripathi
Mamta Tripathi
Olja Uhryn
Maria Emília Yamamoto
Gyesook Yoo
Piotr Sorokowski
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Medicine
Neuroscience
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2018
Abstract: © The Author(s) 2018. Olfaction plays an important role in human social communication, including multiple domains in which people often rely on their sense of smell in the social context. The importance of the sense of smell and its role can however vary inter-individually and culturally. Despite the growing body of literature on differences in olfactory performance or hedonic preferences across the globe, the aspects of a given culture as well as culturally universal individual differences affecting odor awareness in human social life remain unknown. Here, we conducted a large-scale analysis of data collected from 10 794 participants from 52 study sites from 44 countries all over the world. The aim of our research was to explore the potential individual and country-level correlates of odor awareness in the social context. The results show that the individual characteristics were more strongly related than country-level factors to self-reported odor awareness in different social contexts. A model including individual-level predictors (gender, age, material situation, education, and preferred social distance) provided a relatively good fit to the data, but adding country-level predictors (Human Development Index, population density, and average temperature) did not improve model parameters. Although there were some cross-cultural differences in social odor awareness, the main differentiating role was played by the individual differences. This suggests that people living in different cultures and different climate conditions may still share some similar patterns of odor awareness if they share other individual-level characteristics.
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http://cmuir.cmu.ac.th/jspui/handle/6653943832/62601
ISSN: 14643553
0379864X
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