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Can I Smell Gas (or Is It Lilac)? Olfactory Semantic Deficits in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease

Bahar-Fuchs, Alex; Moss, Simon; Rowe, Christopher; Savage, Greg


Olfactory decline represents one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and deficits in olfactory identification have now been identified in persons with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). Whether the olfactory identification deficit in AD reflects underlying degraded semantic knowledge or lower-order olfactory deficits is uncertain. To address this question, we focused on the kinds of errors committed when participants were given a unirhinal olfactory identification task at...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Chemosensory Perception
DOI: 10.1007/s12078-010-9069-x


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