Agreeable smellers and sensitive neurotics - correlations among personality traits and sensory thresholds

Correlations between personality traits and a wide range of sensory thresholds were examined. Participants (N = 124) completed a personality inventory (NEO-FFI) and underwent assessment of olfactory, trigeminal, tactile 
Correlations between personality traits and a wide range of sensory thresholds were examined. Participants (N = 124) completed a personality inventory (NEO-FFI) and underwent assessment of olfactory, trigeminal, tactile and gustatory detection thresholds, as well as examination of trigeminal and tactile pain thresholds. Significantly enhanced odor sensitivity in socially agreeable people, significantly enhanced trigeminal sensitivity in neurotic subjects, and a tendency for enhanced pain tolerance in highly conscientious participants was revealed. It is postulated that varied sensory processing may influence an individual's perception of the environment; particularly their perception of socially relevant or potentially dangerous stimuli and thus, varied with personality.
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Author:Ilona Croy, Maria Springborn, Jörn Lötsch, Amy N. B. Johnston, Thomas Hummel
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-114680
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0018701
ISSN:1932-6203
Parent Title (English):PLoS One
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2011/04/27
Date of first Publication:2011/04/27
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2011/09/06
Volume:6
Issue:(4): e18701
Note:
Copyright: © 2011 Croy et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Source:PLoS ONE 6(4): e18701. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018701
HeBIS PPN:276039858
Institutes:Zentrum für Arzneimittelforschung, Entwicklung und Sicherheit
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0

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