Affiliation: University of California
- An impairment in sniffing contributes to the olfactory impairment in Parkinson's diseaseN Sobel
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:4154-9. 2001..05). These findings implicate a sniffing impairment as a component of the olfactory impairment in PD and further depict sniffing as an important component of human olfaction...
- 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...
- 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 human sex-steroid derived compounds modulates mood, memory and autonomic nervous system function in specific behavioral contextsM Bensafi
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall MC1650, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Behav Brain Res 152:11-22. 2004..These findings lend support to a specific role for these compounds 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...
- 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...
- 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....