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About me

I am a cognitive neuroscientist with a background in functional neuroimaging of perception and emotion in healthy populations and patients with psychiatric illness. Before joining the Psychology Division at KI in 2014, I worked at the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA, where I began to study cortical integration of smell and taste during food perception. I am currentlly affiliated with the Psychology Division at the Clinical Neuroscience Department, where I conduct experimental work on odor-taste integration, as well as the Aging Research Center, where I investigate the role of olfactory decline on health in the elderly using longitudinal population data.


2006 Master of Science in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology, LMU Munich, Germany

2010 PhD in Clinical Neuroscience, RWTH Aachen University

2010-2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania/Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Research description

The identification of food objects, and decision whether or not to eat them at a particular point in time, is crucial for our survival, and depends heavily on the ability to remember associations between sensory information from different modalities. My current research studies the neural networks which permit the identification of smells in the environment, their integration with visual and gustatory cues, and the assessment of their behavioral relevance. In particular, I use structural and functional MRI as well as psychophysical and psychophysiological recordings to investigate the role of these networks for the maintenance of human health, as related to, for example, disease avoidance and appetite regulation.


Phantom Smells: Prevalence and Correlates in a Population-Based Sample of Older Adults
Sjölund S, Larsson M, Olofsson Jk, Seubert J, Laukka Ej
Chemical senses 2017;42(4):309-318

Prevalence and Correlates of Olfactory Dysfunction in Old Age: A Population-Based Study
Seubert J, Laukka Ej, Rizzuto D, Hummel T, Fratiglioni L, Bäckman L, et al
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 2017;72(8):1072-1079

Olfactory memory in the old and very old: relations to episodic and semantic memory and APOE genotype
Larsson M, Hedner M, Papenberg G, Seubert J, Bäckman L, Laukka Ej
Neurobiology of aging 2016;38():118-126

Neural responses to dynamic multimodal stimuli and pathology-specific impairments of social cognition in schizophrenia and depression
Regenbogen C, Kellermann T, Seubert J, Schneider Da, Gur Re, Derntl B, et al
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science 2015;206(3):198-205

Superadditive opercular activation to food flavor is mediated by enhanced temporal and limbic coupling
Seubert J, Ohla K, Yokomukai Y, Kellermann T, Lundström Jn
Human brain mapping 2015;36(5):1662-76

Neural processing of emotion in multimodal settings
Klasen M, Kreifelts B, Chen Yh, Seubert J, Mathiak K
Frontiers in human neuroscience 2014;8():822-

Odor valence linearly modulates attractiveness, but not age assessment, of invariant facial features in a memory-based rating task
Seubert J, Gregory Km, Chamberland J, Dessirier Jm, Lundström Jn
PloS one 2014;9(5):e98347-

Orbitofrontal cortex and olfactory bulb volume predict distinct aspects of olfactory performance in healthy subjects
Seubert J, Freiherr J, Frasnelli J, Hummel T, Lundström Jn
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991) 2013;23(10):2448-56

Statistical localization of human olfactory cortex
Seubert J, Freiherr J, Djordjevic J, Lundstrom Jn
NEUROIMAGE 2013;:333-42

A dynamic cortical network encodes violations of expectancy during taste perception
Seubert J, Ohla K
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 2012;32(6):1918-9

Opposing amygdala and ventral striatum connectivity during emotion identification
Satterthwaite Td, Wolf Dh, Pinkham Ae, Ruparel K, Elliott Ma, Valdez Jn, et al
Brain and cognition 2011;76(3):353-63

Multisensory integration of emotionally valenced olfactory-visual information in patients with schizophrenia and healthy controls
Seubert J, Loughead J, Kellermann T, Boers F, Brensinger Cm, Habel U
Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN 2010;35(3):185-94

Processing of disgusted faces is facilitated by odor primes: a functional MRI study
Seubert J, Kellermann T, Loughead J, Boers F, Brensinger C, Schneider F, et al
NeuroImage 2010;53(2):746-56

Extended visual simultaneity thresholds in patients with schizophrenia
Giersch A, Lalanne L, Corves C, Seubert J, Shi Z, Foucher J, et al
Schizophrenia bulletin 2009;35(4):816-25

Mood induction with olfactory stimuli reveals differential affective responses in males and females
Seubert J, Rea Af, Loughead J, Habel U
Chemical senses 2009;34(1):77-84

Straight after the turn: the role of the parietal lobes in egocentric space processing
Seubert J, Humphreys Gw, Muller Hj, Gramann K
Neurocase 2008;14(2):204-19

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