Richard J Stevenson

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Affiliation: Macquarie University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Familiarity influences odor memory stability
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    Psychon Bull Rev 20:754-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The lateralization of gustatory function and the flow of information from tongue to cortex
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 51:1408-16. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Detecting olfactory rivalry
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Conscious Cogn 22:504-16. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Taste and odour-induced taste perception following unilateral lesions to the anteromedial temporal lobe and the orbitofrontal cortex
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Cogn Neuropsychol 30:41-57. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Using response consistency to probe olfactory knowledge
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW2109, Australia
    Chem Senses 38:237-49. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Disgust elevates core body temperature and up-regulates certain oral immune markers
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Brain Behav Immun 26:1160-8. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint The nature and origin of cross-modal associations to odours
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Perception 41:606-19. 2012
  8. doi request reprint A preliminary investigation of olfactory function in olfactory and auditory-verbal hallucinators with schizophrenia, and normal controls
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Australia
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 17:315-33. 2012
  9. doi request reprint The role of attention in the localization of odors to the mouth
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Atten Percept Psychophys 73:247-58. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Discriminating the stimulus elements during human odor-taste learning: a successful analytic stance does not eliminate learning
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 37:477-82. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint Familiarity influences odor memory stability
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    Psychon Bull Rev 20:754-9. 2013
    ..Pattern-matching theory suggests that this occurs because unfamiliar odors weakly activate many nodes in memory, resulting in less-stable percepts. ..
  2. doi request reprint The lateralization of gustatory function and the flow of information from tongue to cortex
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 51:1408-16. 2013
    ..These findings are consistent with gustatory information ascending from tongue to cortex both ipsilaterally and contralaterally, and provide preliminary support for hemispheric gustatory specialization...
  3. doi request reprint Detecting olfactory rivalry
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Conscious Cogn 22:504-16. 2013
    ..These findings are consistent with the idea that people can experience olfactory illusions, but may not know they have occurred...
  4. doi request reprint Taste and odour-induced taste perception following unilateral lesions to the anteromedial temporal lobe and the orbitofrontal cortex
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Cogn Neuropsychol 30:41-57. 2013
    ..The OFC findings are consistent with overlaps in circuits supporting taste and odour-induced taste perception, especially those responsible for more perceptual aspects of processing...
  5. doi request reprint Using response consistency to probe olfactory knowledge
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW2109, Australia
    Chem Senses 38:237-49. 2013
    ..In both experiments, when an odor was named very differently on each test occasion, the only response to remain consistent was "liking." We suggest that liking reflects the most basic form of information conveyed by the olfactory system...
  6. ncbi request reprint Disgust elevates core body temperature and up-regulates certain oral immune markers
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Brain Behav Immun 26:1160-8. 2012
    ..Type of disgust exerted little effect. These findings further support the idea that disgust impacts upon immune function, and that disgust serves primarily a disease avoidance function...
  7. ncbi request reprint The nature and origin of cross-modal associations to odours
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Perception 41:606-19. 2012
    ..While these results suggest that both semantic and perceptual mechanisms underpin odour cross-modal matches, the data also point to the importance of hedonics as a further contributing mechanism...
  8. doi request reprint A preliminary investigation of olfactory function in olfactory and auditory-verbal hallucinators with schizophrenia, and normal controls
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Australia
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 17:315-33. 2012
    ..It is well established that people with schizophrenia have impaired olfactory perception. However, another olfactory abnormality that occurs in schizophrenia--olfactory hallucinations (OHs)--has received almost no attention...
  9. doi request reprint The role of attention in the localization of odors to the mouth
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Atten Percept Psychophys 73:247-58. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that the salient features of a flavor may command attention at the expense of olfaction and, thereby, contribute to oral localization, with implications for flavor binding...
  10. doi request reprint Discriminating the stimulus elements during human odor-taste learning: a successful analytic stance does not eliminate learning
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 37:477-82. 2011
    ..These results suggest that although a capacity to discriminate flavor into its elements may be necessary to support learning, whether participants experience a configural or elemental flavor representation may not...
  11. pmc Proactive strategies to avoid infectious disease
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:3361-3. 2011
    ..Pathogen threat also appears to have been a highly significant and unrecognized force in shaping human culture so as to minimize infection threats. This cultural shaping process--moralization--can be co-opted to promote human health...
  12. doi request reprint The effect of disgust on oral immune function
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Psychophysiology 48:900-7. 2011
    ..The broader implications of these data for a discrete neuro-gut-immune axis are examined...
  13. doi request reprint Olfactory hallucinations in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: a phenomenological survey
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW2109, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 185:321-7. 2011
    ..Our data suggest diverse causes for OHs in schizophrenia, none of which are consistent with current models of hallucinations in other modalities...
  14. doi request reprint Experience dependent changes in odour-viscosity perception
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 136:60-6. 2011
    ..Recent work indicates that tastes may be superior to somatosensory stimuli alone in promoting flavour binding, a seeming precondition for this type of learning...
  15. doi request reprint Differential context effects between sweet tastes and smells
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Atten Percept Psychophys 72:2304-13. 2010
    ..These results imply that DCEs are probably not psychological in origin or centrally based; rather, they may have a subcortical locus...
  16. ncbi request reprint Olfactory test performance and its relationship with the perceived location of odors
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Atten Percept Psychophys 73:1966-76. 2011
    ..These results support the notion that attentional processes contribute to oral localization of odors by reducing the capacity to attend to the olfactory channel...
  17. doi request reprint Olfactory illusions: where are they?
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109, Australia
    Conscious Cogn 20:1887-98. 2011
    ..Three contributory mechanisms are discussed, relating to difficulty of verification and paucity of olfactory knowledge, the role of change blindness, and restricted access consciousness in this sense...
  18. doi request reprint The processing of emotion in patients with Huntington's disease: variability and differential deficits in disgust
    Catherine J Hayes
    Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Cogn Behav Neurol 22:249-57. 2009
    ..This inconsistency could imply that loss of disgust is not a feature of all patients with this disease...
  19. doi request reprint The impact of mediodorsal thalamic lesions on olfactory attention and flavor perception
    Wendy W P Tham
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
    Brain Cogn 77:71-9. 2011
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  20. ncbi request reprint Disgust as a disease-avoidance mechanism
    Megan Oaten
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Psychol Bull 135:303-21. 2009
    ..The authors find strong support for a disease-avoidance account and suggest that it offers a way to bridge the divide between concrete and ideational accounts of disgust...
  21. doi request reprint Phenomenal and access consciousness in olfaction
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Conscious Cogn 18:1004-17. 2009
    ..These data suggest, at a minimum, that P and A consciousness are uniquely configured in olfaction and an argument can be made that the P and A distinction may not hold for this sensory system...
  22. doi request reprint Olfactory imagery and repetition priming: The effect of odor naming and imagery ability
    Caroline Tomiczek
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Exp Psychol 56:397-408. 2009
    ..While this effect is mediated via perceptual processes it may occur independently of a conscious image...
  23. doi request reprint Sweet odours and sweet tastes are conflated in memory
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW2109, Australia
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 134:105-9. 2010
    ..These findings suggest a shared perceptual feature between such odours and sucrose - sweetness - under conditions where no judgment of perceptual quality was required...
  24. doi request reprint Children's response to adult disgust elicitors: development and acquisition
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Dev Psychol 46:165-77. 2010
    ..These findings are interpreted within an evolutionary framework in which core disgust responses are acquired early to promote avoidance of pathogens...
  25. doi request reprint The accessibility of semantic knowledge for odours that can and cannot be named
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 66:1414-31. 2013
    ..We suggest that the absence of specific semantic information in the absence of a name may reflect poor connectivity between olfactory perceptual and semantic memory systems. ..
  26. doi request reprint Effect of self-reported sexual arousal on responses to sex-related and non-sex-related disgust cues
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Arch Sex Behav 40:79-85. 2011
    ..While the mechanism for this effect is not currently known, our findings suggest one plausible explanation for risky sexual behavior as well as having implications for the role of disgust in sexual dysfunction...
  27. doi request reprint The role of the mediodorsal thalamic nucleus in human olfaction
    Wendy W P Tham
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
    Neurocase 17:148-59. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that the MDNT pathway is involved, either specifically or generically, in mediating human olfactory attention...
  28. doi request reprint Source monitoring and olfactory hallucinations in schizophrenia
    Deborah Arguedas
    ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and Its Disorders and Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    J Abnorm Psychol 121:936-43. 2012
    ..These findings provide the first evidence of a source-monitoring impairment in schizophrenic participants with OHs and suggest that this impairment is modality specific...
  29. ncbi request reprint Disgust and Huntington's disease
    Catherine J Hayes
    Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 45:1135-51. 2007
    ..The finding of impaired perception of disgust signalled through different input domains suggests that the inability to recognise the facial expression in this population reflects a fundamental problem with disgust processing...
  30. ncbi request reprint Reduced discriminability following perceptual learning with odours
    Trevor I Case
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Perception 33:113-9. 2004
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  31. ncbi request reprint Difficulty in evoking odor images: the role of odor naming
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Mem Cognit 35:578-89. 2007
    ..In sum, these experiments suggest that odor naming may account for some of the difficulty reported by participants when attempting to evoke odor images; we discuss an associative basis for this effect...
  32. doi request reprint Disease-avoidant behaviour and its consequences
    Daria Kouznetsova
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Psychol Health 27:491-506. 2012
    ..One consequence is that where a facially displayed disease sign persists, even if known to be benign, its bearer will experience chronic avoidance...
  33. ncbi request reprint Phenomenological differences between familiar and unfamiliar odours
    Simon A Mingo
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Perception 36:931-47. 2007
    ..Unfamiliar exposed odours were also judged as less redolent than unexposed unfamiliar odours. These observations are consistent with a mnemonic basis for odour-quality perception...
  34. ncbi request reprint Age-related changes in odor discrimination
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, USA
    Dev Psychol 43:253-60. 2007
    ..Impoverished olfactory discrimination may underpin performance deficits previously observed in children. These all may result from their lesser experience with odors, relative to adults...
  35. doi request reprint The role of taste and oral somatosensation in olfactory localization
    Richard J Stevenson
    Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 64:224-40. 2011
    ..We suggest that this "confusion" reflects the gustatory system's superior ability to suppress olfactory attention, thus assisting flavour binding...
  36. ncbi request reprint Olfactory hedonic context affects both self-report and behavioural indices of palatability
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Perception 36:1698-708. 2007
    ..In conclusion, hedonic context affects both self-report and behaviour, but not in the same way...
  37. ncbi request reprint Olfactory-induced synesthesias: a review and model
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Psychol Bull 133:294-309. 2007
    ..The implications of this for other forms of synesthesia are then examined...
  38. ncbi request reprint Can odours acquire fat-like properties?
    Nina C Sundqvist
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Appetite 47:91-9. 2006
    ..These results were not well accounted for by participants' explicit knowledge of the odour-milk pairings and suggest that fat-like qualities may be acquired...
  39. doi request reprint Impairments in the perception of odor-induced tastes and their relationship to impairments in taste perception
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 34:1183-97. 2008
    ..This study is the first to demonstrate a relationship between impaired taste perception and the perception of odor-induced tastes and suggests that both may rely on certain common neural substrates...
  40. ncbi request reprint Olfactory imagery: a review
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Psychon Bull Rev 12:244-64. 2005
    ..In sum, the evidence presented here is favorable to the existence of an olfactory imagery capacity...
  41. doi request reprint Higher reported saturated fat and refined sugar intake is associated with reduced hippocampal-dependent memory and sensitivity to interoceptive signals
    Heather M Francis
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
    Behav Neurosci 125:943-55. 2011
    ..Moreover, our results suggest that this may be related to impaired regulation of energy intake via less accurate tracking of prior food intake and reduced sensitivity to hunger and satiety signals...
  42. ncbi request reprint The role of experience in liking "read-to-drink" alcoholic beverages
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Psychol Addict Behav 21:564-9. 2007
    ..The authors' results suggest that where there is perceptual similarity between the RTD and its soft-drink base, these beverages may provide an easy transition into alcohol consumption for novice drinkers...
  43. ncbi request reprint Age-related changes in discrimination of unfamiliar odors
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Percept Psychophys 69:185-92. 2007
    ..G1 participants were poorer than G6 and A participants for both the Q and the QI sets. The implications of these findings for experiential accounts of odor perception and olfactory working memory are discussed...
  44. doi request reprint The functional role of the medio dorsal thalamic nucleus in olfaction
    Wendy W P Tham
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Brain Res Rev 62:109-26. 2009
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  45. doi request reprint A scale for measuring hygiene behavior: development, reliability and validity
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 37:557-64. 2009
    ..There is currently no general self-report measure for assessing hygiene behavior. This article details the development and testing of such a measure...
  46. ncbi request reprint The fundamental role of memory in olfactory perception
    Donald A Wilson
    Department of Zoology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
    Trends Neurosci 26:243-7. 2003
    ..Moreover, we suggest that odor perception is wholly dependent on the integrity of this memory system and that its loss severely impairs normal perception...
  47. ncbi request reprint Age-related changes in children's hedonic response to male body odor
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Dev Psychol 39:670-9. 2003
    ..Irrespective of gender, adolescents disliked male sweat more than did children. In sum, dislike for the odor of male sweat may be an acquired social response that is based on odor identification...
  48. pmc Disease avoidance as a functional basis for stigmatization
    Megan Oaten
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:3433-52. 2011
    ..g. racial vilification) ends, by yoking particular labels with cues that connote disease and disgust. This broadening of the model allows for stigmatization of groups with little apparent connection to disease...
  49. doi request reprint An initial evaluation of the functions of human olfaction
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Chem Senses 35:3-20. 2010
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  50. ncbi request reprint The effect of appropriate and inappropriate stimulus color on odor discrimination
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Percept Psychophys 70:640-6. 2008
    ..Although color does affect a more objective measure of odor quality, this is mediated by conceptual, rather than perceptual, means...
  51. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the retention of Swahili names for unfamiliar odors
    Rochelle A Dempsey
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Australia
    Chem Senses 27:681-9. 2002
    ..These results suggest that under conditions where experience is equated, female naming advantage may result from better consolidation of the learned material...
  52. ncbi request reprint Olfactory dysfunction in temporal lobe epilepsy: a case of ictus-related parosmia
    Sarah Jacek
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
    Epilepsy Behav 11:466-70. 2007
    ..C.'s experiences might be the result of hedonic changes. We argue this may be the effect of seizure activity on the amygdala, which is known to be involved in mediating emotive reactions to odors...
  53. ncbi request reprint A mnemonic theory of odor perception
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia
    Psychol Rev 110:340-64. 2003
    ..In this article, these findings are reviewed and a model that attempts to account for them is proposed. Finally, the model's consistency with both neurophysiological and neuropsychological data is examined...
  54. ncbi request reprint The influence of product packaging on young people's palatability rating for RTDS and other alcoholic beverages
    Peter Gates
    The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:138-42. 2007
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  55. doi request reprint Validating the factor structure of the Self-Report Psychopathy scale in a community sample
    Mehmet K Mahmut
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
    Psychol Assess 23:670-8. 2011
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  56. ncbi request reprint The 1-2-3 Magic parenting program and its effect on child problem behaviors and dysfunctional parenting: A randomized controlled trial
    Renata Porzig-Drummond
    Department of Psychology, C3A, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW 2109, Australia Electronic address
    Behav Res Ther 58:52-64. 2014
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  57. ncbi request reprint Odour perception: an object-recognition approach
    Richard J Stevenson
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Perception 36:1821-33. 2007
    ..The vagaries of an object-recognition approach are then discussed, with emphasis on the putative importance of memory, multimodal representations, and top-down processing...