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  • Bartocci,M., Winberg,J. C. Ruggiero, Bergqvist,L.L., Serra,G. and H.Largerkranz(2000). Activation of Olfactory Cortex in Newborn Infants After Odor Stimulation: A Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Study. Pediatric Research 48:18-23.
  • Balough, R.D. & Porter, R.H. (1986). Olfactory preference resulting from mere exposure in human neonates. Infant Behavior and Development, 9, 395-401.
  • Crook, C. (1987). Taste and olfaction. In P. Salapatek & L. Cohen (Eds.), Handbook of infant perception (Vol. 1, pp. 237-264). Orlando, FL: Academic Press.
  • Davis, L. & Porter, H. (1991). Persistent effects of early odor exposure in human neonates. Chemical Senses, 16, 169-197.
  • Mennella, J.A. & Beauchamp, G.K. (1991). The transfer of alcohol to human milk: Effects on flavor and the infant’s behavior. New England Journal of Medicine, 325, 981-985.
  • Mennella, J.A. & Beauchamp, G.K. (1993). The effects of repeated exposure to garlic-flavored milk on the nursling’s behavior. Pediatric Research, 34, 805-808.
  • Porter, R. H., Makin, J. W., Davis, L. B., & Christensen, K. M. (1991). An assessment of the salient olfactory environment of formula-fed infants. Physiology & Behavior, 50, 907-911.
  • Schaal, B., Marlier, L., Soussignan, R. (1995). Responsiveness to the odor of amniotic fluid in the human neonate. Biology of the Neonate, 671, 397-406.
  • Schaal, B., Marlier, L., Soussignan, R. (1998). Olfactory function in the human fetus: Evidence from selective neonatal responsiveness to the odor of amniotic fluid. Behavioral Neuroscience, 112, 1438-1449.
  • Sullivan, R.M., Taborsky-Barba, S., Mendoza, R., Itano, A., Leon, M., Cotman, C., Payne, T.F. & Lott, T. (1991). Olfactory classical conditioning in neonates. Pediatrics, 87, 511-518.
  • Winberg, J., & Porter, R. H. (1998). Olfaction and human neonatal behaviour: clinical implications. Acta Paediatrica, 87, 6-10.

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