Strong piano at high fruitiness

A wonderful graph which shows how strongly the sounds of the piano, strings, woodwind and brass instruments are associated with fruity smells, across smells of low, medium and high fruitiness.

From a recent study entitled ‘A Fruity Note: Crossmodal associations between odors and musical notes’.

The study also tests how strongly these instruments are associated with acrid, floral and spicy scents, in case you needed to know.

Link to abstract / DOI entry of study.

One Comment

  1. Emmy
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Neato. I wonder if crossmodal associations can also explain Impressionism across both music and art.

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