All About SMELL - Olfaction - A tutorial on the sense of smell
Compiled by Tim Jacob
School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF1 3US
A tutorial on the sense of smell, What's NEW in smell, including
a guide to the olfactory system, the anatomy and physiology of
smell, notes on smell research, key facts relating to smell, information
relating to smell and the perception of odour, perception of odor,
smell and memory, a description of the role of smell, the influence
of smell on health, the use of smell in therapy, disorders of
the olfactory system, What's new in olfaction?, olfactory conditioning
and its uses in medicine, research into smell, psychology of smell,
News in olfaction, What's NEWS in olfaction, Aromatherapy - does
International Multisensory Research Forum
The International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF) facilitates
communication between scientists who work with sensory systems
in which more than one sense modality plays a role. We seek to
include any and all sense modalities, species, scientific disciplines,
and perspectives (anatomical, cognitive, behavioral, computational,
developmental, engineering, physiological, and others).
MULTISENSE.info - A Virtual Community for Multisensory Researchers
We are in the process of building an online community for researchers
studying multisensory topics. Our virtual journal will be online
in the next month or two. We hope that you will submit all of
your published articles on multisensory topics to our database.
Giant list of books, links and sources from MIT (Links do not
work as this is an old archive, but still of value for clever
researchers.) References on Smell as Media and the Olfactory Display
of Abstract Information. http://web.archive.org/web/20031128180843/http://web.media.mit.edu/~jofish/projects/smellcourse/refs.html
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) is
an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing
public awareness of the benefits of true aromatherapy. NAHA is
actively involved with promoting and elevating academic standards
in aromatherapy education and practice for the profession. NAHA
is also actively involved in furthering the publics perception
and knowledge of true aromatherapy and its safe and effective
application in everyday life.
Integrative Therapies Program For Children With Cancer. http://carolann.hs.columbia.edu/research/studies/aroma.shtml
Monell Chemical Sense Center site:
Paper Titled "NEUROSCIENCE AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY"
Southcoast Aromatherapy Aromatherapy Training for Healthcare
Professionals Janice Gagnon-Warr, RN, LMT, CPT New Bedford, MA
Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.P. Neurologist and psychiatrist,
is the Neurological Director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and
Research Foundation in Chicago. The author of more than 100 articles
on the psychological power of scent, his studies have been published
in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and
other prestigious publications. He has presented his findings
on several eminent network television shows and his work has been
widely written about in consumer trade magazines in the US and
Journal of American Medical Association Search for aromatherapy
Alternative Healing Directory:
Inner growth through alternative therapy: affirmations, aromatherapy,
feng shui, flower essences, gemstone therapy, goal setting techniques,
Also Check out the Aromatherapy Information Page while visiting.
Alt-HealthSearch is a Searchable Directory and Database of Alternative
Health Resources (information, products, and services for holistic
medicine and natural healing) on the Web, with active links to
alt. health sites, and information about the products and services
Internet Resources: Alternative Medicine Resources
Aromatherapy Today is the international aromatherapy journal
for those who are passionate about aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy Global Online Research Archives (AGORA)
The Aromatherapy Global Online Research Archives is a
unique noncommercial, website, contributed to by about
eighty people worldwide. We are working to promote the
serious, intelligent and SAFE use of essential oils for
healing the body, mind and spirit. The various pages on
this website are hosted in different places, internationally,
reflecting the worldwide nature of the interest and participation
in aromatherapy. The origin of this project came from
a dream of Michel Vanhove, who hosts this homepage.
Assessing the effectiveness of Complementary Therapy to reduce
Challenging Behaviors - This cached page may reference images
which are no longer available. On Google
The Kevala Centre is a World-wide accredited Distance Learning
organisation for Holistic Therapies: Link to aroma page and many
The Institute of Dynamic Aromatherapy - A good resource with
The Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, located in Tampa, Florida,
was established in 1989 to provide quality information, education,
and certification in the field of Aromatherapy. The Institute's
mission is to further the education standards in all aspects of
Aromatherapy, including USA certification, by providing a comprehensive
resource for the professional or lay person interested in this
fast-growing holistic therapy.
Aromatherapy: Scent & Psyche. A Good Book
By Peter & Kate Damian Healing Arts Press 1995
U.S. Government is investigating aroma as complementary therapy!
What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)? NCCAM,
National Institutes of Health
The Scientist 15:22, Dec. 10, 2001
Great series of articles
But what of the other senses - smell and taste, will these ever
have a role to play in VR applications?
The Five Senses and Beyond
What's the 'Scents' of Aromatherapy? Archived on The Wayback
Machine 4 U!
Posts to Ask Dr Stoll BB regarding Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy Sales Nose Upwards -
Article excerpted from Nutrition Business Journal, April 1999:
AromaWeb provides information and resources especially useful
to those interested in essential oils and aromatherapy.
Related Sites: Not strictly aromatherapy:
LotusLight.net - E-Sacred Site
ALPHA SENSORY Experiences:
ALPHA SENSORY invites qualified therapists, healers, and practioners
to inner-journey within personal "multisensory environments".
These prototype systems bring together sophisticated mind-body
technologies into a single synergetic tool integrating wrap-around
visuals, 3-D sound, tactile stimulation and a unique, patented
aromatherapy delivery system. Personalized experiences with advanced
biofeedback interface, totally controllable by the therapist.
Both system prototypes are currently located in Ojai, California.
Alpha Sensory has complete access to those prototypes and is in
the process of developing multisensory software programs for various
"The CENTER" - Healing and Learning Center - New Age - Conceptual Design Image Gallery - A complete New Age Center… … a center created to stimulate balanced growth… … bringing about a better mankind begins by bring about a better man.
Conceptual Design began in 1982. Technology to enable it has been in development since, now it's ready in 2008 .
As proposed, this "New Age Center" was one many similar projects to be undertaken by private groups and foundations during the next several years. Intent on seeing this dream become reality, a group of artists, architects, and philosophers are working, still, toward this common goal. Information pertaining to the design of this center, and other such centers of varying budgets and designs; will be published in a web journal which will include design concepts and details, as well as information about the application of multisensory stimuli... including scent, color, 3-D sound and symbolism... to aid in the effectiveness of such facilities.
Studies in economic feasibility and recommendations concerning business structuring will be made available.
Many spa connections possible in 2008.
Coloring Therapy An alternative to formal meditation practices
with a potential for family and interpersonal team-building skill
development. Guidelines and resources to help you inexpensively
improve your coping and awareness skills through an enjoyable
The Foundation on Economic Trends (FOET) was established in 1977
and is based in Washington D.C. We have been active in both national
and international public policy issues, particularly around the
environment, the economy, and biotechnology. FOET examines new
trends in science and technology and their impacts on the environment,
the economy, culture and society. We engage in litigation, public
education, coalition building and grassroots organizing activities
to advance our goals.
Pyramid of Delightenment
We propose to create a multi-sensory transformational environment
enclosed in an illuminated pyramid structure. Housed within the
Pyramid is a labyrinthine series of chambers connecting experiential
contemplative stations, all of which will lead the participant
to delightenment. Profoundly affected by our experience at Burning
Man, the design team wishes to offer the gift of "innertainment"
to the Playa, encompassing both the individual journey of transformation
and the collective spirit of play.
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