Media interest for our VR compatible olfactometer!

Our recently published paper on our inhouse developed handheld olfactometer for use with VR has gained interest from several Swedish media sources.

We have been featured on Swedish TV, newspaper and Radio. Below you can find links to our appearances (Swedish):

SVT, Swedish public television: svt.se and svt.se

TV4 news: tv4play.se

P3 spel, Swedish public Radio: sverigesradio.se

Dagens nyheter, newspaper: dn.se

 

Here you can find our article in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies for more information: A graspable olfactory display for virtual reality

New publication! We have published our handheld olfactometer for use in VR.

We have an article out in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies on our inhouse developed VR-compatible olfactometer (smell presenter).

This device allows for easier and robust odor presentation in VR-based environments. It can be used for research, smell training, wine tasting and gaming, as it allows intractions with odor-objects ingame.

Link to the article: A graspable olfactory display for virtual reality

New article on age-related smell changes published!

In our new SCI-LAB study, published in Neuropsychologia, Georgios Menelaou found that age-related smell changes are associated with changes in parts of the hippocampus brain region – supporting the notion that smell is a window into the aging brain: https://www.sciencedirect.com

Marta Zakrzewska nailed her PhD thesis to the wall of the Psychology department!

On Thursday, June 2, Marta Zakrzewska nailed her PhD thesis to the wall of the Psychology department; a long-standing tradition that symbolizes that the thesis is finalized and publicly available. Martas public defense is planned for August 25 at Stockholm University. Information about the defense seminar, and the thesis, can be found here: https://www.su.se/department-of-psychology/calendar/dissertation-olfaction-and-prejudice-1.614672

New COVID paper in PNAS

During the pandemic, Jonas and Teodor participated in a large-scale collaboration to study how to communicate effectively about ”social distancing”. This paper, which includes data from 89 countries and over 25k participants, is now published in PNAS: https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2111091119

Highlighted research from Lab member Nira

The work on the Interplay between gray and white matter neurodegeneration in Subjetive cognitive decline, published by our Postdoc Nira Cedres last year, has been highlighted during the Subjective Cognitive Decline Professional Interest Area (PIA) Year in Review 2021 seminar from the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART). Follow the link below to view the seminar: https://training.alz.org/

Nira Cedres has published an article on subjective memory complaints!

Our postDoc Nira Cedres has published an article on subjective memory complaints in Aging – Congratulations!

The article and abstract can be found here: www.aging-us.com.

New preprint! Odor effects on face perception

In a new review, Elmeri Syrjänen and colleagues have summarized and integrated 25 years of research on how valenced odors affect perception of faces. The preprint can be accessed here:

https://psyarxiv.com/8jdu9/

New preprint! Olfaction and aging review

Jonas Olofsson and colleagues have written a synthesis of how aging affects olfactory abilities. The preprint provides a state of the art review of current research and future directions, and can be accessed here:

https://psyarxiv.com/n7av3/

Congratulations Elmeri on defending your phD-thesis!

Today Elmeri successfully defended his phD-thesis: The effects of valenced odor on facial perception.

Several years of hard work has now come to fruition and we congratulate Elmeri on becoming Doktor Elmeri Syrjänen!