[Found] Computational neuroscientist wanted!

We are looking for a Research Assistant to work on the computational aspects of memory and olfaction. You will build computational network models of the observed olfactory perceptual as well as memory phenomena. More information about the position and how to apply can be found here!

Jonas Olofsson has been awarded a Consolidator Grant from the Swedish Research Council!

The grant will fund the SCI-LAB for the coming 6 years. The research project is called ”What can the sense of smell teach us about higher brain functions?” and involves cognitive training with smells and other sensory materials, as well as brain imaging measurements. The research will have a focus on aging.  More information is […]

Jonas Olofsson elected member of the Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences

Jonas Olofsson, Principal Investigator of SCI-lab, was recently elected member The Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences, one of the scientific committees appointed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and associated with the International Council for Science. The aim of the Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences is to promote research, training, and development […]

Update from SCI-LAB regarding COVID-19

We take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and we have changed our procedures and our operation to secure both our and our guest’s safety. A statement can be found here. We have joined a global consortium of investigators (GCCR) to study COVID-19’s (and other respiratory illnesses) effect on the senses of smell and taste. You can […]

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/

New website on Smell Training and loss of smell due to COVID-19!

We have in collaboration with our friends and colleagues at the Perceptual Neuroscience Lab (Karolinska Institutet) developed a new website with information about smell-loss associated with COVID-19 and with smell training to relieve smell loss.   Here, you can find the current understanding of how the coronavirus affect the sense and perception of smells. You […]

Lab retreat 2020

SCI-LAB usually goes on a retreat in the beginning of fall every year. This year we went to Vaxholm in Stockholm archipelago. We enjoyed the view; the food and we had stimulating workshops to motivate us for the coming year! This year we worked on our writing, and the process of how to write. We […]

New researcher, Robert Lindroos!

We welcome our new Lab-member Robert Lindroos! He will be working with us on building abstract models of how the sense of smell connects to different forms of memory structures using neuromodulations.  

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!

New Paper!

You can find Thomas Hörberg’s new paper, published in Cerebral Cortex, here: https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhaa050 A press release can be found here: https://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/su/latest_news

Update from SCI-LAB regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

The ongoing pandemic has impacted our work and our lives in general. Since March 12, when the severe effects of COVID-19 became clear, we have been working remotely. While the situation is still unfolding in Sweden, daily life is already transformed for a majority of its inhabitants.   In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

Predictive Coding Talk

Our lab hosts biweekly talks where our members share data and discuss topics and papers relevant to their work. This week Georgios gave a talk related to visual predictive coding.

Forthcoming Publications!

Both Marta and Thomas have had their latest papers accepted for publication! Marta will be publishing a study titled “An overprotective nose? Implicit bias is positively related to individual differences in body odor disgust sensitivity” in Frontiers In Psychology. Thomas’ paper is titled “Olfactory influences on visual categorization: Behavioral and ERP evidence” and will appear in […]

New Research Assistants

We are happy to announce we have recruited 4 new members to the team: Teodor Jernsäther-Ohlsson, Sandra Challma, Georgios Menelaou , and William Fredborg.

Research assistants wanted!

We are looking for three research assistants to help us figure out how the sense of smell interacts with memory, language and emotion. We are seeking dedicated candidates with a strong interest in psychology and neuroscience and who are excited to be part of our research team. More information about the positions and the application […]

SCI-LAB at ECRO 2019

SCI-LAB spent the week in Trieste for the annual ECRO conference. Our days has been full of sunshine, good food and interesting chemosensory reserach. We presented our research at two symposiums and with several poster presentations. Thomas Hörberg, our postdoc, won the price for best poster for The semantic organization of the English odor vocabulary! […]