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© 2016 Intellect Ltd Article. English language. The sense of smell has been recognized as an important factor governing our emotions and memory. Nevertheless, it remains the most underexplored sense and is still a relatively new modality in the domain of Human–Computer Interaction. In this article, we report on initial findings from our ongoing research to find support for the significance of smell next to and above other senses as a medium of digital communication. Firstly, we examine the effect of olfactory cues on the emotional perception of digital images on mobile devices with a hardware tele-smell device, Scentee.

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International Journal of Food Design

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