Ilona Croy

Summary

Affiliation: Technical University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Individual significance of olfaction: development of a questionnaire
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Dresden Medical School, Fetscherstrasse 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 267:67-71. 2010
  2. pmc Women with a history of childhood maltreatment exhibit more activation in association areas following non-traumatic olfactory stimuli: a fMRI study
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Psychosomatic Therapy, University of Dresden Medical School, Dresden, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:e9362. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Affective touch awareness in mental health and disease relates to autistic traits - An explorative neurophysiological investigation
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 245:491-496. 2016
  4. doi request reprint Olfactory modulation of affective touch processing - A neurophysiological investigation
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Universitatsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, Sweden Electronic address
    Neuroimage 135:135-41. 2016
  5. doi request reprint [Specific anosmia as a principle of olfactory perception]
    I Croy
    Klinik und Poliklinik Fur Hals, Nasen und Ohrenheilkunde, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Riechen und Schmecken, Universitatsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, Fetscherstraße 74, 01307, Dresden, Deutschland
    HNO 64:292-5. 2016
  6. doi request reprint Interpersonal stroking touch is targeted to C tactile afferent activation
    I Croy
    Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden Electronic address
    Behav Brain Res 297:37-40. 2016
  7. doi request reprint Retronasal testing of olfactory function: an investigation and comparison in seven countries
    Ilona Croy
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School, Fetscherstr 74, 01307, Dresden, Germany
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 271:1087-95. 2014
  8. doi request reprint Olfactory disorders and quality of life--an updated review
    Ilona Croy
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Medicinaregatan 16, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, 40530 Goteborg, Sweden
    Chem Senses 39:185-94. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Men without a sense of smell exhibit a strongly reduced number of sexual relationships, women exhibit reduced partnership security - a reanalysis of previously published data
    Ilona Croy
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School, Dresden, Germany
    Biol Psychol 92:292-4. 2013
  10. pmc Learning about the functions of the olfactory system from people without a sense of smell
    Ilona Croy
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School, Dresden, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e33365. 2012

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Individual significance of olfaction: development of a questionnaire
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Dresden Medical School, Fetscherstrasse 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 267:67-71. 2010
    ..Furthermore, women reported a higher importance of olfaction. It is hoped that this questionnaire will contribute to clarify, for example, cross-cultural differences in the perception of odours...
  2. pmc Women with a history of childhood maltreatment exhibit more activation in association areas following non-traumatic olfactory stimuli: a fMRI study
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Psychosomatic Therapy, University of Dresden Medical School, Dresden, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:e9362. 2010
    ..The focus on olfactory perception is based on the overlap of brain areas often proposed to be affected in CM patients and the projection areas of the olfactory system, including the amygdala, orbitofrontal cortex, insula and hippocampus...
  3. doi request reprint Affective touch awareness in mental health and disease relates to autistic traits - An explorative neurophysiological investigation
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 245:491-496. 2016
    ..Taken together, individuals with mental health issues have a lower baseline of expression and reception of affective touch. Autistic traits and childhood maltreatment modulate the experience of affective touch...
  4. doi request reprint Olfactory modulation of affective touch processing - A neurophysiological investigation
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Universitatsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, Sweden Electronic address
    Neuroimage 135:135-41. 2016
    ..This adaptive regulation of affective touch processing may facilitate adaptive reaction to a potentially harmful stimulus. ..
  5. doi request reprint [Specific anosmia as a principle of olfactory perception]
    I Croy
    Klinik und Poliklinik Fur Hals, Nasen und Ohrenheilkunde, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Riechen und Schmecken, Universitatsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, Fetscherstraße 74, 01307, Dresden, Deutschland
    HNO 64:292-5. 2016
    ..To summarize, specific anosmia seems to be a rule, not an exception, of olfactory sensation. The lack of perception of certain odors may constitute a flexible peripheral filter mechanism, which can be adapted by exposure to odors. ..
  6. doi request reprint Interpersonal stroking touch is targeted to C tactile afferent activation
    I Croy
    Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden Electronic address
    Behav Brain Res 297:37-40. 2016
    ..We conclude that human social stroking is optimized for C tactile stimulation...
  7. doi request reprint Retronasal testing of olfactory function: an investigation and comparison in seven countries
    Ilona Croy
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School, Fetscherstr 74, 01307, Dresden, Germany
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 271:1087-95. 2014
    ..This retronasal test is easy to apply and can be used across different countries for diagnostics and clinical research...
  8. doi request reprint Olfactory disorders and quality of life--an updated review
    Ilona Croy
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Medicinaregatan 16, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, 40530 Goteborg, Sweden
    Chem Senses 39:185-94. 2014
    ..However, a smaller proportion has considerable problems and expresses a noticeable reduction in general quality of life and enhanced depression. The impact of coping strategies is discussed. ..
  9. doi request reprint Men without a sense of smell exhibit a strongly reduced number of sexual relationships, women exhibit reduced partnership security - a reanalysis of previously published data
    Ilona Croy
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School, Dresden, Germany
    Biol Psychol 92:292-4. 2013
    ..This emphasizes the importance of the sense of smell for intimate relationships...
  10. pmc Learning about the functions of the olfactory system from people without a sense of smell
    Ilona Croy
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School, Dresden, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e33365. 2012
    ..These differences included enhanced social insecurity, increased risk for depressive symptoms and increased risk for household accidents. In these domains the sense of olfaction seems to play a key role...
  11. doi request reprint Basic emotions elicited by odors and pictures
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Smell and Taste Clinic and Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Dresden Medical School, Dresden, Germany
    Emotion 11:1331-5. 2011
    ..This data supports the hypothesis that in the vast majority of people, few differentiated emotions can be elicited through the olfactory channel. These emotions are happiness, disgust, and anxiety...
  12. doi request reprint Patient adjustment to reduced olfactory function
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School, Fetscherstrasse 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 137:377-82. 2011
    ..To compare the importance of olfaction in daily life between patients with olfactory disorders and healthy normosmic individuals...
  13. pmc Agreeable smellers and sensitive neurotics--correlations among personality traits and sensory thresholds
    Ilona Croy
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School, Dresden, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e18701. 2011
    ..It is postulated that varied sensory processing may influence an individual's perception of the environment; particularly their perception of socially relevant or potentially dangerous stimuli and thus, varied with personality...
  14. doi request reprint PTSD, but not childhood maltreatment, modifies responses to unpleasant odors
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Dresden Medical School, Fetscherstr 74, D 01307 Dresden, Germany
    Int J Psychophysiol 75:326-31. 2010
    ..The results indicate preferential processing of unpleasant stimuli in PTSD patients irrespective of the childhood history...
  15. doi request reprint Reduced olfactory bulb volume in adults with a history of childhood maltreatment
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Medicinaregatan 16, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Chem Senses 38:679-84. 2013
    ..Alternatively, a reduced OB volume may enhance psychological vulnerability in the presence of adverse childhood conditions although other areas not analyzed in this study may also be involved. ..
  16. doi request reprint Comparison between odor thresholds for phenyl ethyl alcohol and butanol
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Smell and Taste Clinic, University of Dresden Medical School, Fetscherstrasse 74, Dresden, Germany
    Chem Senses 34:523-7. 2009
    ..Aim of the study was to compare results of odor threshold test using different numbers of dilution steps, separately for butanol and phenyl ethyl alcohol (PEA)...
  17. doi request reprint Olfactory bulb volume predicts therapeutic outcome in major depression disorder
    Simona Negoias
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Technische Universitat Dresden, Fetscherstr 74, 01307, Dresden, Germany
    Brain Imaging Behav 10:367-72. 2016
    ..46, p = .024). Volume of the OB did not change in the course of therapy. OB volume may be a biological vulnerability factor for the occurrence and/or maintenance of depression, at least in women. ..
  18. doi request reprint Olfaction as a marker for depression in humans
    Ilona Croy
    University of Dresden Medical School, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Fetscherstreet 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany University of Gothenburg, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Bla Straket 5, 413 45 Gothenburg, Sweden Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 160:80-6. 2014
    ..We analyzed, whether olfactory function is a marker for depression in humans. If so, reduced olfactory function can be expected in depression that improves to level of normality after successful antidepressive treatment...
  19. doi request reprint Attitudes toward Olfaction: A Cross-regional Study
    Han Seok Seo
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School, Dresden, Germany
    Chem Senses 36:177-87. 2011
    ..Finally, there were significant cross-regional differences in affective attitudes toward specific categories of odors. In conclusion, our findings support and extend the notion that regions affect attitudes toward the olfactory world...
  20. doi request reprint High pain sensitivity is distinct from high susceptibility to non-painful sensory input at threshold level
    Thomas Hummel
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School, Fetscherstrasse 74, D 01307 Dresden, Germany
    Int J Psychophysiol 80:69-74. 2011
    ..This suggests that pain is primarily a singular sensory perception distinct from others such as olfaction or taste...
  21. doi request reprint Localization of odors can be learned
    Simona Negoias
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Interdisciplinary Centre for Smell and Taste, University of Dresden Medical School, Dresden, Germany
    Chem Senses 38:553-62. 2013
    ..Results showed that only subjects performing lateralization training significantly improved in their ability to lateralize olfactory stimuli compared with subjects who did not undergo such training...
  22. doi request reprint Peripheral adaptive filtering in human olfaction? Three studies on prevalence and effects of olfactory training in specific anosmia in more than 1600 participants
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Smell and Taste Clinic, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany TU Dresden, Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine, Dresden, Germany
    Cortex 73:180-7. 2015
    ..We propose specific anosmia to occur as a rule, rather than an exception, in the sense of smell. The lack of perception of certain odors may constitute a flexible peripheral filter mechanism, which can be altered by exposure. ..
  23. doi request reprint Human olfactory lateralization requires trigeminal activation
    Ilona Croy
    University of Dresden Medical School, Smell and Taste Clinic, Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Fetscherstr 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany University of Gothenburg, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Bla Straket 5, 413 45 Gothenburg, Sweden Electronic address
    Neuroimage 98:289-95. 2014
    ..We conclude that humans are not able to lateralize odors based on the olfactory input alone, but vary in the degree to which the trigeminal system is recruited. ..
  24. doi request reprint Evaluating the clinical usefulness of structured questions in parosmia assessment
    Basile N Landis
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School, Dresden, Germany
    Laryngoscope 120:1707-13. 2010
    ..Therefore, we investigated the clinical usefulness of four structured questions in comparison to the patient's history regarding their accuracy in terms of the presence of odor distortions...
  25. doi request reprint Gender-Specific Relation Between Olfactory Sensitivity and Disgust Perception
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine, Technische Universitat Dresden, Fetscherstr 74 01307 Dresden, Germany
    Chem Senses . 2017
    ..Thus high olfactory sensitivity may facilitate the perception of potential pathogenic threats and contribute to the evolutionary function of disgust as disease avoidance mechanism...
  26. doi request reprint Olfactory processing: detection of rapid changes
    Ilona Croy
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, TU Dresden, Fetscherstr 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, TU Dresden, Fetscherstr 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany and
    Chem Senses 40:351-5. 2015
    ..Effects in relation to "olfactory inhibition of return," on the other hand, are not supported by our results. This suggests that attention works different for the olfactory system compared with the visual and auditory systems. ..
  27. doi request reprint Long lasting phantosmia treated with venlafaxine
    Basile N Landis
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Neurocase 18:112-4. 2012
    ..We report a case of long lasting phantosmia that disappeared under anti-depressive treatment, raising the question to what extent certain forms of qualitative olfactory disorders are an early symptom of depression...
  28. doi request reprint Quality of life following nasal surgery
    Ilona Croy
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Laryngoscope 120:826-31. 2010
    ..This prospective study aimed to investigate changes in quality of life (QOL) after nasal surgery...
  29. pmc Reduced pleasant touch appraisal in the presence of a disgusting odor
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 9:e92975. 2014
    ..In line with the warning function of the olfactory system, we proposed that especially unpleasant odors will reduce touch pleasantness, presumably through a disgust-related mechanism...
  30. doi request reprint Unmyelinated tactile cutaneous nerves signal erotic sensations
    Emma H Jönsson
    Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    J Sex Med 12:1338-45. 2015
    ..C tactile afferents (unmyelinated low-threshold mechanoreceptors), known to underpin pleasant aspects of touch processing, have been posited to play an important role...
  31. pmc Developmental Changes in Adolescents' Olfactory Performance and Significance of Olfaction
    Anna Oleszkiewicz
    Interdisciplinary Center Smell and Taste, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    PLoS ONE 11:e0157560. 2016
    ..These effects were especially pronounced in the uncued task and partly related to verbal fluency. In line, the personal significance of olfaction increased with age and was generally higher among female compared to male participants. ..
  32. ncbi request reprint Olfaction as a marker for depression
    Ilona Croy
    Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine, Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine, Technische Universitat Dresden, Fetscherstr 74, 01307, Dresden, Germany
    J Neurol . 2016
    ..Because of the difficulties to disentangle cause from consequence in the relationship between olfaction and depression, longitudinal and intervention studies are necessary to elucidate this further...
  33. doi request reprint Test-retest reliability and validity of the Sniffin' TOM odor memory test
    Ilona Croy
    Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, TU Dresden, Fetschertstrasse 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany
    Chem Senses 40:173-9. 2015
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