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dc.contributor.authorRoberts, S Craigen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHavlíček, Janen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSchaal, Benoisten_UK
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-16T00:02:38Z-
dc.date.available2020-05-16T00:02:38Z-
dc.date.issued2020-04en_UK
dc.identifier.other20190258en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31159-
dc.description.abstractAlthough anthropologists frequently report the centrality of odours in the daily lives and cultural beliefs of many small-scale communities, Western scholars have historically considered the sense of smell as minimally involved in human communication. Here, we suggest that the origin and persistence of this latter view might be a consequence of the fact that most research is conducted on participants from Western societies who, collectively, were rather old (adults), deodorized and desensitized (ODD) to various aspects of olfactory perception. The view is rapidly changing, however, and this themed issue provides a timely overview of the current state-of-the-art on human chemocommunication. Based on evolutionary models of communication, the papers cover both general mechanisms of odour production by ‘senders’ and odour perception by ‘receivers’. Focus on specific functional contexts includes reciprocal impact of odours between infants and mothers, the role of odour in mate choice and how odours communicate emotion and disease. Finally, a position paper outlines pitfalls and opportunities for the future, against the context of the replication crisis in psychology. We believe a more nuanced view of human chemical communication is within our grasp if we can continue to develop inter-disciplinary insights and expand research activities beyond ODD people.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherRoyal Society, Theen_UK
dc.relationRoberts SC, Havlíček J & Schaal B (2020) Human olfactory communication: current challenges and future prospects. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 375 (1800), Art. No.: 20190258. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0258en_UK
dc.rightsS. Craig Roberts, Jan Havlíček and Benoist Schaal (2020) Human olfactory communication: current challenges and future prospects Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 375:20190258 http://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0258en_UK
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dc.subjectsmellen_UK
dc.subjectchemical communicationen_UK
dc.subjectsemiochemistryen_UK
dc.subjectpheromoneen_UK
dc.subjectperceptionen_UK
dc.subjectWEIRDen_UK
dc.titleHuman olfactory communication: current challenges and future prospectsen_UK
dc.typeEditorialen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rstb.2019.0258en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid32306869en_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePhilosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciencesen_UK
dc.citation.issn1471-2970en_UK
dc.citation.issn0962-8436en_UK
dc.citation.volume375en_UK
dc.citation.issue1800en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.author.emailcraig.roberts@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date20/04/2020en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCharles University in Pragueen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Burgundyen_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85085128879en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1613525en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-9641-6101en_UK
dc.date.accepted2020-03-19en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2020-05-14en_UK
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