Charles Spence – Olfactory Contribution to the Perception of Beauty

Event Date: 1 June 2012
Senate House
University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

The Institute of Philosophy presents

Scent and Sensibility: The Neuroscience of Fragrance


The importance of olfaction to the understanding of emotional processes still needs to reach out to other areas of research. The aim of the conference is to make the state of the art research in neuroscience and psychology concerning the emotional and communicative impact of natural and manufactured fragrances available to both researchers and practitioners.
The conference will be followed by a special event on new olfactory designs and the most innovative use of fragrance.

Professor Charles Spence (Crossmodal Lab, Oxford) – Olfactory Contribution to the Perception of Beauty

Charles Spence is the director of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory in Oxford. He is a leading specialist in multisensory perception and the editor and author of a number of textbooks covering everything from fundamental to applied research on the topic. This body of research includes many of the most influential recent studies documenting the widespread influence of smells on the perception of quality and attraction.Charles Spence is a consultant for a number of the world’s largest flavour and fragrance houses and is the recipient of several international prizes including the BPS Cognitive Section Award.


Introduction by Professor Barry Smith.







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