Sweet Emotion: The Role of Odor-Induced Context in the Search Advantage for Happy Facial Expressions

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620777
Title:
Sweet Emotion: The Role of Odor-Induced Context in the Search Advantage for Happy Facial Expressions
Authors:
Damjanovic, Ljubica; Wilkinson, Heather; Lloyd, Julie
Abstract:
The current study investigated the extent to which the concurrent presentation of pleasant and unpleasant odors could modulate the perceptual saliency of happy facial expressions in an emotional visual search task. Whilst a search advantage for happy faces was found in the no odor and unpleasant odor conditions, it was abolished under the pleasant odor condition. Furthermore, phasic properties of visual search performance revealed the malleable nature of this happiness advantage. Specifically, attention towards happy faces was optimized at the start of the visual search task for participants presented with pleasant odors, but diminished towards the end. This pattern was reversed for participants in the unpleasant odor condition. These patterns occur through the emotion-inducing capacities of odors and highlight the circumstances in which top-down factors can override perceptually salient facial features in emotional visual search.
Affiliation:
Liverpool John Moores University; University of Chester
Citation:
Damjanovic, L., Wilkinson, H., & Lloyd, J. (2018). Sweet Emotion: The Role of Odor-induced Context in the Search Advantage for Happy Facial Expressions. Chemical Senses, 43(3), 139-150. https://doi.org/10.1093/chemse/bjx081
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Chemical Senses
Publication Date:
23-Dec-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620777
DOI:
10.1093/chemse/bjx081
Additional Links:
https://academic.oup.com/chemse/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/chemse/bjx081/4774048?redirectedFrom=fulltext
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Chemical Senses following peer review. The version of record Damjanovic, L., Wilkinson, H., & Lloyd, J. (2018). Sweet Emotion: The Role of Odor-induced Context in the Search Advantage for Happy Facial Expressions. Chemical Senses, 43(3), 139-150. https://doi.org/10.1093/chemse/bjx081, is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/chemse
EISSN:
1464-3553
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorDamjanovic, Ljubicaen
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Heatheren
dc.contributor.authorLloyd, Julieen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-02T14:36:05Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-02T14:36:05Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-23-
dc.identifier.citationDamjanovic, L., Wilkinson, H., & Lloyd, J. (2018). Sweet Emotion: The Role of Odor-induced Context in the Search Advantage for Happy Facial Expressions. Chemical Senses, 43(3), 139-150. https://doi.org/10.1093/chemse/bjx081en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/chemse/bjx081-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620777-
dc.descriptionThis is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Chemical Senses following peer review. The version of record Damjanovic, L., Wilkinson, H., & Lloyd, J. (2018). Sweet Emotion: The Role of Odor-induced Context in the Search Advantage for Happy Facial Expressions. Chemical Senses, 43(3), 139-150. https://doi.org/10.1093/chemse/bjx081, is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/chemseen
dc.description.abstractThe current study investigated the extent to which the concurrent presentation of pleasant and unpleasant odors could modulate the perceptual saliency of happy facial expressions in an emotional visual search task. Whilst a search advantage for happy faces was found in the no odor and unpleasant odor conditions, it was abolished under the pleasant odor condition. Furthermore, phasic properties of visual search performance revealed the malleable nature of this happiness advantage. Specifically, attention towards happy faces was optimized at the start of the visual search task for participants presented with pleasant odors, but diminished towards the end. This pattern was reversed for participants in the unpleasant odor condition. These patterns occur through the emotion-inducing capacities of odors and highlight the circumstances in which top-down factors can override perceptually salient facial features in emotional visual search.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/chemse/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/chemse/bjx081/4774048?redirectedFrom=fulltexten
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectOlfactory perceptionen
dc.subjectEmotions-
dc.subjectHappiness-
dc.subjectFacial features-
dc.subjectVisual search-
dc.titleSweet Emotion: The Role of Odor-Induced Context in the Search Advantage for Happy Facial Expressionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1464-3553-
dc.contributor.departmentLiverpool John Moores University; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalChemical Sensesen
dc.date.accepted2017-12-16-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderInternally fundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectDepartmental Seed Corn Fund and Research Development Fund 2011/2012en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-12-23-
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