Current pre-prints

Höchenberger R, Ohla K. (2019). Estimation of Olfactory Sensitivity Using a Bayesian Adaptive Method. Preprints: 2019010276.

Peer reviewed publications

Author copies of our previous publications are available upon request.


35- Ohla K, Yoshida R, Roper SD, Di Lorenzo PM, Victor JD, Boughter Jr. JD, Fletcher M, Katz DB, Chaudhari N. (accepted). Recognizing taste: coding patterns along the neural axis in mammals. Chemical Senses, bjz013,, (Preprint: Zenodo.

34- Blechert J, Lender A, Polk S, Busch NA, Ohla K. (2019). Food-pics_extended—an image database for experimental research on eating and appetite: additional images, normative ratings and an updated review. Front. Psychol., doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00307


33- Dresler M, Sandberg A, Bublitz C, Ohla K, Trenado C, Mroczko-Wąsowicz A, Kühn S, Repantis D. (In press). Hacking the brain: dimensions of cognitive enhancement. ACS Chem Neurosci. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00571.

32- Wallroth R, Ohla K (2018). As soon as you taste it - evidence for sequential and parallel processing of gustatory information. eNeuro. ENEURO.0269-18.2018; DOI:

31- Andersen CA, Alfine L, Ohla K, Höchenberger R (in press). A new gustometer: Template for the construction of a portable and modular stimulator for taste and lingual touch. Behavioral Research Methods. doi: 10.3758/s13428-018-1145-1 (Preprint: Zenodo. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1313034.)

30- Zoon HFA, Ohla K, de Graaf C, Boesveldt S (2018). Modulation of event-related potentials to food cues upon sensory-specific satiety. Physiol Behav. 196:126-134. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.08.020

29- Wallroth R, Höchenberger R, Ohla K (2018). Delta activity encodes taste information in the human brain. Neuroimage. 181: 471-479. (Preprint: BioRxiv.

28- Hardikar S, Wallroth R, Villringer A, Ohla K (2018). Shorter-lived neural taste representations in obese compared to lean individuals. Scientific Reports. 8:11027, doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-28847-3

27- Höchenberger R, Ohla K (2018). A bittersweet symphony: evidence for taste-sound correspondences without effects on taste quality-specific perception. Journal of Neuroscience Research. doi: 10.1002/jnr.24308

26- Lundström JN, Regenbogen C, Ohla K, Seubert J (2018). Prefrontal Control Over Occipital Responses to Crossmodal Overlap Varies Across the Congruency Spectrum. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy168

25- Schwingshackl L, Ruzanska U, Anton V, Wallroth R, Ohla K, Knüppel S, Schulze M, Pischon T, Deutschbein J, Schenk L, Warschburger P, Harttig U, Boeing H, Bergmann M. (accepted). The NutriAct Family Study: a web-based prospective study on the psychological and sociological basis of food choice. BMC Public Health. 18(1):963. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5814-x.

24- Amsellem, S, Höchenberger, R, Ohla, K (2018). Visual-olfactory interactions: bimodal facilitation and impact on the subjective experience. Chemical Senses. 43(5):329-339. doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjy018.


23- Ohla K, Höchenberger R, Freiherr J, Lundström JN (2017). Superadditive and Subadditive Neural Processing of Dynamic Auditory-Visual Objects in the Presence of Congruent Odors. Chemical Senses, 43(1): 35-44. doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjx068

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

21- 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.

20- 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.


19- Kunath N, Müller NC, Tonon M, Konrad BN, Pawlowski M, Kopczak A, Elbau I, Uhr M, Kühn S, Repantis D, Ohla K, Müller TD, Fernández G, Tschöp M, Czisch M, Steiger A, Dresler M (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

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


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

16- Ullrich S, de Vries YC, Kühn S, Repantis S, Dresler M, Ohla K (2015). Feeling smart: Effects of caffeine and glucose on cognition, mood and self-judgment. 10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.08.028

15- 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

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

13- Meindl M, Ohla K. (2015). Die Farbe macht den Geschmack Farbwirkung in der Nahrungswahrnehmung (German). Ernährungsumschau 62:3, M163


12- 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

11- 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


10- 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

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


8- 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

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

6- 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


5- 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

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

3- 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

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

1- 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