Johan Lundström's research group

Johan Lundström’s group conducts basic research aimed toward a better understanding of the neural and behavioral function of the olfactory system, and how it interacts with the other senses to interpret our environment in health and disease.

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Perceptual Neuroscience

Johan Lundström’s group conducts basic research aimed toward a better understanding of the neural and behavioral function of the olfactory system, and how it interacts with the other senses to interpret our environment in health and disease. To this end, several different lines of ongoing research explore various aspects of these questions using a wide range of experimental methods, including psychophysical and behavioral tests, functional brain imaging (fMRI and EEG/ERP), structural brain imaging, and psychophysiological measures. In addition, the lab is actively developing novel ways to deliver olfactory stimuli (olfactometers) and to measure olfactory performance and neural processing.

This research group has a more detailed presentation at: www.perceptionlab.se

Research projects

  • The function and role of the human olfactory bulb in early olfactory processing
  • Behavioral and neural impact by the loss of smell in patients with idiopathic/polyp induced anosmia & congenital anosmia
  • Neural processing of perceptual congruency in the chemical senses
  • Neural processing of flavor perception (contact: Dr. Janina Seubert)
  • The link between breathing and cognitive performance (contact: Dr. Artin Arshamian)
  • Development of olfactory presentation methods
  • Social chemosignals impact on perceptual processes

Selected publications

Iravani, B., Arshamian, A., Ohla, K., Wilson, D.A., and Lundström, J.N. (2020). Non-invasive recording from the human olfactory bulb. Nature Communication. 11(1), 648.

Porada, D.K., Regenbogen, C., Seubert, J., Freiherr, J., and Lundström, J.N. (2019). Multisensory enhancement of odor object processing in primary olfactory cortex. Neuroscience. 418, 254-265.

Peter, G.M., Porada, D.K., Regenbogen, C., Olsson, M.J., and Lundström, J.N. (2019). Sensory loss enhances multisensory integration performance. Cortex. 120, 116-130.

Lundström, J.N., Regenbogen, C., Ohla, K., and Seubert, J. (2019). Prefrontal control over occipital responses to crossmodal overlap varies across the congruency spectrum. Cerebral Cortex. 29(7), 3023-3033.

Arshamian, A., Iravani, B., Majid, A., and Lundström, J.N. (2018). Respiration modulates olfactory memory consolidation in humans. Journal of Neuroscience. 38(48), 10286-10294.

Regenbogen, C., Axelsson, J., Lasselin, J., Porada, D.K., Sundelin, T., Peter, M., Lekander, M., Lundström, J.N., and Olsson, M.J. (2017). Behavioral and neural correlates to multisensory detection of sick humans. Proceeding of National Academy USA (PNAS). 114(24), 6400-6405.

Group members

Artin Arshamian

Principal researcher

Elisa Dal Bo

Affiliated to research

Fahimeh Darki

Research Specialist

Johan Lundström

Lecturer senior

Sylvia Edwards

Research assistant

Thomas Hummel

Affiliated to research

Mikael Lundqvist

Principal researcher

Frans Nordén

Research assistant

Moa Peter

Postdoctoral researcher

Evelina Thunell

Research Specialist

Anja Lundkvist Winter

Research assistant