SniffSense-Study Part II

logo SniffSense-Study Part II Aangezien een deel van het onderzoek uitgevoerd wordt door een onderzoeker die geen Nederlands spreekt, zal het gehele onderzoek in het Engels plaatsvinden. Om deze reden kunnen alleen mensen deelnemen die de Engelse taal redelijk tot goed beheersen, en is onderstaande informatie geschreven in het Engels.

We have found enough volunteers to participate in SniffSense-Study Part II.

The aim of the SniffSense-Study Part II is to determine whether hunger influences odour sensitivity. Furthermore, we will investigate if your odour threshold depends on the type of meal that is consumed (odour related or odour unrelated). Your odour threshold is in this case the lowest odour concentration that you are able to detect.

The study will take place in November and December 2011 in the Restaurant of the Future. You are expected on six separate days between 12:00 and 15:00 pm. On three of the six days you will receive a lunch 50 minutes prior to testing. The actual test will take around 40 minutes per test day.

For this study we are looking for 80 volunteers (both men and women) who would like to join.

You are eligible for the SniffSense-Study when you:

  • are between 18 and 45 years old
  • have a normal body weight (BMI between 18.5 and 25 kg/m2*)
  • do not smoke tobacco
  • have a normal appetite and were not on a diet during the past three months
  • have a normal or good sense of smell
  • are generally healthy and have no allergy for any of the foods used in this study (this will be checked in a questionnaire)
  • are not a vegetarian

What we expect from you:

  • attendance during six test sessions between 12:00 and 15:00 pm
  • consumption of lunch 50 minutes prior to testing, on three of the six test days

What do you get in return?

  • three free meals
  • financial compensation of € 50,- on completion of the study
  • you will make an important contribution to scientific research


If you are interested in participating in the SniffSense-Study and/or would you like more information, please contact us:

Alard Verhoef, Anne Kalin and Linda Swagemakers
Tel: 06-11751779

Please read the SniffSense-Study Part II information brochure for additional information.

* You can calculate your BMI by dividing your body weight (in kg) by the square of your body length (in meters):
BMI = weight/(length x length).