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BioMed Research International
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 1630437, 6 pages
Research Article

Difference in Subjective Accessibility of On Demand Recall of Visual, Taste, and Olfactory Memories

1Institute of Physiotherapy and Selected Medical Disciplines, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
2Institute of Anatomy, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Correspondence should be addressed to Petr Zach

Received 19 August 2017; Revised 22 November 2017; Accepted 3 December 2017; Published 10 January 2018

Academic Editor: Stefan Rampp

Copyright © 2018 Petr Zach et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present here significant difference in the evocation capability between sensory memories (visual, taste, and olfactory) throughout certain categories of the population. As object for this memory recall we selected French fries that are simple and generally known. From daily life we may intuitively feel that there is much better recall of the visual and auditory memory compared to the taste and olfactory ones. Our results in young (age 12–21 years) mostly females and some males show low capacity for smell and taste memory recall compared to far greater visual memory recall. This situation raises question whether we could train smell and taste memory recall so that it could become similar to visual or auditory ones. In our article we design technique of the volunteers training that could potentially lead to an increase in the capacity of their taste and olfactory memory recollection.