Wallroth, R, & Ohla, K (2018). Delta activity encodes taste information in the human brain. BioRxiv. doi:

Peer reviewed publications

Author copies of our previous publications are available upon request.


Amsellem, S, Höchenberger, R, & Ohla, K (2018). Visual-olfactory interactions: bimodal facilitation and impact on the subjective experience. Chemical Senses. doi:10.1093/chemse/bjy018.


Ohla, K., Höchenberger, R., Freiherr, J., & Lundström, J. N. (2017). Superadditive and Subadditive Neural Processing of Dynamic Auditory-Visual Objects in the Presence of Congruent Odors. Chemical Senses, 43(1): 35-44.

Höchenberger, R., & Ohla, K. (2017). Rapid Estimation of Gustatory Sensitivity Thresholds with SIAM and QUEST. Frontiers in Psychology 8:981.

Sauer H, Ohla K, Dammann D, Teufel M, Zipfel S, Enck P, Mack I (2017). Changes in Gustatory Function and Taste Preference Following Weight Loss. J Pediatr 182: 120-126. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.11.055. Epub 2016 Dec 15.

Hardikar S, Höchenberger R, Villringer A, Ohla K (2017). Higher sensitivity to sweet and salty taste in obese compared to lean individuals. Appetite 111: 158-165. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.12.017. Epub 2016 Dec 14


Kunath N, Müller NC, Tonon M, Konrad BN, Pawlowski M, Kopczak A, Elbau I, Uhr M, Kühn S, Repantis D et al. (2016). Ghrelin modulates encoding-related brain function without enhancing memory formation in humans. Neuroimage 142: 465-473. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.07.016

Amsellem S, Ohla K (2016). Perceived Odor-Taste Congruence Influences Intensity and Pleasantness Differently. Chemical Senses 41(8): 677–684.


Crouzet SM, Busch NA, Ohla K (2015). Taste quality decoding parallels taste sensations. 10.1016/j.cub.2015.01.057

Susann Ullrich, Yfke C. de Vries, Simone Kühn, Dimitris Repantis, Martin Dresler, Kathrin Ohla (2015). Feeling smart: Effects of caffeine and glucose on cognition, mood and self-judgment. 10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.08.028

Seubert J, Ohla K, Yokomukai Y, Kellermann T, Lundström JN (2015). Superadditive opercular activation to food flavor is mediated by enhanced temporal and limbic coupling. 10.1002/hbm.22728

Höchenberger R, Busch NA, Ohla K (2015). Nonlinear response speedup in bimodal visual-olfactory object identification. 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01477


Blechert J, Meule A, Busch NA, Ohla K (2014). Food-pics: an image database for experimental research on eating and appetite. 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00617

Toepel U, Ohla K, Hudry J, le Coutre J, Murray MM (2014). Verbal labels selectively bias brain responses to high-energy foods. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.10.038


Dresler, M., Sandberg, A., Ohla, K., Bublitz, C., Trenado, C., Mroczko-Wasowicz, A., Kühn, S., Repantis, D. (2013). Non-pharmacological cognitive enhancement. 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2012.07.002

Ohla K, Lundström JN (2013). Sex differences in chemosensation: sensory or emotional? 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00607


Ohla K, Toepel U, le Coutre J, Hudry J (2012). Visual-gustatory interaction: orbitofrontal and insular cortices mediate the effect of high-calorie visual food cues on taste pleasantness. 10.1371/journal.pone.0032434

Seubert J, Ohla K (2012). A dynamic cortical network encodes violations of expectancy during taste perception. 10.1523/jneurosci.6159-11.2012

Ohla K, Busch NA, Lundström JN (2012). Time for Taste-A Review of the Early Cerebral Processing of Gustatory Perception. 10.1007/s12078-011-9106-4


Ohla K, Toepel U, le Coutre J, Hudry J (2010). Electrical neuroimaging reveals intensity-dependent activation of human cortical gustatory and somatosensory areas by electric taste. 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2010.09.007

Ohla K, Hudry J, le Coutre J (2009). The cortical chronometry of electrogustatory event-related potentials. 10.1007/s10548-009-0076-7

Martinovic J, Gruber T, Ohla K, Müller MM (2009). Induced gamma-band activity elicited by visual representation of unattended objects. 10.1162/jocn.2009.21004

Ohla K, Busch NA, Herrmann CS (2007). Early electrophysiological markers of visual awareness in the human brain. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.06.010

Ohla K, Busch NA, Dahlem MA, Herrmann CS (2005). Circles are different: the perception of Glass patterns modulates early event-related potentials. 10.1016/j.visres.2005.03.015