Affiliation: Stanford University
- Sniffing and smelling: separate subsystems in the human olfactory cortexN Sobel
Program in Neuroscience, Stanford University, California 94305, USA
Nature 392:282-6. 1998..The dissociation between regions activated by olfactory exploration (sniffing) and regions activated by olfactory content (smell) shows a distinction in brain organization in terms of human olfaction...
- Blind smell: brain activation induced by an undetected air-borne chemicalN Sobel
Program in Neuroscience, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
Brain 122:209-17. 1999..08). These findings localize human brain activation that was induced by an undetectable air-borne chemical (the low concentration compound)...
- Sniffing longer rather than stronger to maintain olfactory detection thresholdN Sobel
Program in Neuroscience, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Chem Senses 25:1-8. 2000..This finding implies that during each sniff, each nostril conveys to the brain a slightly different image of the olfactory world. It remains to be shown how the brain combines these images into a single olfactory percept...
- Dissociated neural representations of intensity and valence in human olfactionA K Anderson
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, 349 Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
Nat Neurosci 6:196-202. 2003..These findings show that distinct olfactory regions subserve the analysis of the degree and quality of olfactory stimulation, suggesting that the affective representations of intensity and valence draw upon dissociable neural substrates...
- Dissociated representations of irritation and valence in human primary olfactory cortexC Zelano
Program in Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall MC 1650, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA
J Neurophysiol 97:1969-76. 2007..Importantly, this was found when perceived intensity was held equal across odorants. These findings suggest that dissociable neural substrates subserve the encoding of irritation and valence in olfaction...
- The scented brain: pheromonal responses in humansN Sobel
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Neuron 31:512-4. 2001..The specific regions activated combined with the pronounced sex difference depict a pheromonal-type brain response in humans. Here, we preview this finding and suggest that human pheromones exist...
- Sex-steroid derived compounds induce sex-specific effects on autonomic nervous system function in humansM Bensafi
Department of Psychology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley 94720, USA
Behav Neurosci 117:1125-34. 2003..The authors argue that AND's opposite effects on physiology in men and women further implicate this compound in chemical communication between humans...
- Sniffing a human sex-steroid derived compound affects mood and autonomic arousal in a dose-dependent mannerM Bensafi
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, 3210 Tolman Hall MC 1650, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:1290-9. 2004..05). These findings further implicate AND in chemical communication between humans, but pose questions as to the path by which AND is transduced, whether through chemical sensing or transdermal diffusion...
- Odorant-specific patterns of sniffing during imagery distinguish 'bad' and 'good' olfactory imagersM Bensafi
Laboratoire de Neurosciences et Systèmes Sensoriels, CNRS UMR 5020, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon Cedex 07, France
Chem Senses 30:521-9. 2005....