Odor quality: semantically generated multidimensional profiles are stable

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Science  19 Nov 1982:
Vol. 218, Issue 4574, pp. 799-801
DOI: 10.1126/science.7134974


Odors of ten compounds were characterized by approximately 150 subjects who used a list of 146 descriptors. Duplicate profiles correlated highly (P less than .001) and consistently higher than profiles of different odors. Profiles also agreed with those obtained previously. Thus, profiles based on combined responses of many subjects are stable constructs.

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