The significance of low impact odorants in global odour perception

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Low impact odorants are generally considered unimportant in aroma perception; however, recent evidence establishes the significance of these compounds in global odour perception. We hypothesise that the perception of high impact odorants is modified by sub- and peri-threshold odorants, even those with low odour activity. In order to fully evaluate the importance of low impact odorants, and better understand the complexities of global odour perception, a new multidisciplinary approach is needed incorporating chemical, sensory and neurological model studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-389
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Food Science and Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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