Olfaction is the most ancient sense and is directly connected with emotional areas in the brain. It gives rise to perception linked to emotion both in everyday life and in memory-recall activities. Despite its emotional primacy in perception and its role in sampling the real physical world, olfaction is rarely used in clinical psychological settings because it relies on stimuli that are difficult to deliver. However, recent developments in virtual-reality tools are creating novel possibilities for the engagement of the sense of smell in this field. In this article, we present the relevant features of olfaction for relaxation purposes and then discuss possible future applications of involving olfaction in virtual-reality interventions for relaxation. We also discuss clinical applications, the potential of new tools, and current obstacles and limitations.

Pizzoli, S. F. M., Monzani, D., Mazzocco, K., Maggioni, E., Pravettoni, G., The Power of Odor Persuasion: The Incorporation of Olfactory Cues in Virtual Environments for Personalized Relaxation, <<PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE>>, 2022; (17): 652-661. [doi:10.1177/17456916211014196] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/231579]

The Power of Odor Persuasion: The Incorporation of Olfactory Cues in Virtual Environments for Personalized Relaxation

Pizzoli, Silvia Francesca Maria
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Monzani, Dario;
2021

Abstract

Olfaction is the most ancient sense and is directly connected with emotional areas in the brain. It gives rise to perception linked to emotion both in everyday life and in memory-recall activities. Despite its emotional primacy in perception and its role in sampling the real physical world, olfaction is rarely used in clinical psychological settings because it relies on stimuli that are difficult to deliver. However, recent developments in virtual-reality tools are creating novel possibilities for the engagement of the sense of smell in this field. In this article, we present the relevant features of olfaction for relaxation purposes and then discuss possible future applications of involving olfaction in virtual-reality interventions for relaxation. We also discuss clinical applications, the potential of new tools, and current obstacles and limitations.
2021
Inglese
Pizzoli, S. F. M., Monzani, D., Mazzocco, K., Maggioni, E., Pravettoni, G., The Power of Odor Persuasion: The Incorporation of Olfactory Cues in Virtual Environments for Personalized Relaxation, <<PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE>>, 2022; (17): 652-661. [doi:10.1177/17456916211014196] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/231579]
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