Avery Gilbert’s Popular Science Book about Smell

What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life. Short-listed for two literary prizes. Available in Kindle and paperback editions. Translated into seven languages.

The Scent of Weed

Gilbert, A.N. & DiVerdi, J.A. 2018. Consumer perceptions of strain differences in Cannabis aroma. PLOS ONE 13(2):e0192247.

Gilbert, A.N. & DiVerdi, J.A. 2019. Use of rating scales versus check-all-that-apply ballots in quantifying strain-specific Cannabis aroma. Journal of Sensory Studies 34(4):e12499.

Gilbert, A.N. & DiVerdi, J.A. 2020. Human olfactory detection of packaged cannabis. Science & Justice 60:167-172.

Gilbert, A.N. 2021. Cannabis: The uncertain path from agricultural commodity to luxury consumable. Luxury 7:35-53.

Schwabe, A.L., Naibauer, S.K., McGlaughlin, M.E. & Gilbert, A.N. 2022. Human olfactory discrimination of genetic variation within Cannabis strains. Frontiers in Psychology 13:942694.

The Color of Emotion

Gilbert, A.N., Fridlund, A.J. & Lucchina, L.A. 2016. The color of emotion: A metric for implicit color associations. Food Quality and Preference 52:203.

A Scientific Sniff at the Big Apple

Keller, A., Hempstead, M., Gomez, I., Gilbert, A.N. & Vosshall, L.B. 2012. An olfactory demography of metropolitan New York City. BMC Neuroscience 13:122.

Perfume Bloggers vs Marketers

Gilbert, A.N. 2009. Who speaks for perfume? Beauty Fashion 93:39.

Smell Psychology and the Selling of Scent

Gilbert, A.N. 2008. Psychology and the appreciation of perfume. Beauty Fashion 92:38.

The Nakedness of the Emperor

Gilbert, A.N. 2003. The emperor’s new theory. Review of “The emperor of scent: A story of perfume, obsession, and the last mystery of the senses”, by Chandler Burr. Nature Neuroscience 6:335.

The Future of Sensory Biotechnology

Gilbert, A.N. & Firestein, S. 2002. Dollars and scents: commercial opportunities in olfaction and taste. Nature Neuroscience Supplement 5:1043-1045.

Imagining Smells

Gilbert, A.N., Crouch, M., & Kemp, S.E. 1998. Olfactory and visual mental imagery. Journal of Mental Imagery 22:137-146.

Gilbert, A.N., Voss, M.M., & Kroll, J.J. 1997. Vividness of olfactory mental imagery: Correlations with sensory response and consumer behavior. Chemical Senses 22:686.

Busted Myth: Smell and Facial Expression

Gilbert, A.N., Fridlund, A.J., & Sabini, J. 1987. Hedonic and social determinants of facial displays to odor. Chemical Senses 12:355-363.

The Parallel Dimensions of Sound and Smell

Belkin, K., Martin, R., Kemp, S.E., & Gilbert, A.N. 1997. Auditory pitch as a perceptual analogue to odor quality. Psychological Science 8:340-342.

The Color of Smells

Kemp, S.E. & Gilbert, A.N. 1997. Odor intensity and color lightness are correlated sensory dimensions. American Journal of Psychology 110:35-46.

Gilbert, A.N., Martin, R., & Kemp, S.E. 1996. Cross-modal correspondence between vision and olfaction: The color of smells. American Journal of Psychology 109:335-351.