Mats J. Olsson's research group
The overall aims of Mats J. Olssons groups research is to understand how we perceive different odorants, and how these characteristics feed into later cognitive stages of processing, such as memory and metacognition. Moreover, Mats J. Olssons group investigate how exposure to body odor affect our mood, behavior, and physiology.
- How are odorous substances integrated perceptually?
- What can body odor communicate?
Communication of health in experimentally sick men and women: A pilot study.
Psychoneuroendocrinology 2018 Jan;87():188-195
Identification of acutely sick people and facial cues of sickness.
Proc. Biol. Sci. 2018 Jan;285(1870):
Behavioral and neural correlates to multisensory detection of sick humans.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2017 06;114(24):6400-6405
Yawning, a thermoregulatory mechanism during fever? A study of yawning frequency and its predictors during experimentally induced sickness.
Physiol. Behav. 2017 Dec;182():27-33
Nosewitness identification: effects of negative emotion.
PLoS ONE 2015 ;10(1):e0116706
The scent of disease: human body odor contains an early chemosensory cue of sickness.
Psychol Sci 2014 Mar;25(3):817-23
Mind over age--stereotype activation and olfactory function.
Chem. Senses 2013 Feb;38(2):167-74
The smell of age: perception and discrimination of body odors of different ages.
PLoS ONE 2012 ;7(5):e38110
The testing effect as a function of explicit testing instructions and judgments of learning.
Exp Psychol 2012 Jan;59(5):251-7
Olfactory working memory: effects of verbalization on the 2-back task.
Mem Cognit 2011 Aug;39(6):1023-32