Current pre-prints

Iravani B, Arshamian A, Ohla K, Wilson DA, Lundstrom JN. Non-invasive recording from the human olfactory bulb. BioRXiv. doi: 10.1101/660050

Peer reviewed publications

Author copies of our previous publications are available upon request.


38- Iravani B, Arshamian A, Ohla K, Wilson DA, Lundstrom JN. Non-invasive recording from the human olfactory bulb. (accepted). Nature Communications. (Preprint: BioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/660050v1).

37- Höchenberger R, Ohla K. Repeatability of taste recognition threshold measurements with QUEST and quick Yes-No. (2020). Nutrients. (Preprint and data, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3540535).


36- Höchenberger R, Ohla K. (2019). Estimation of Olfactory Sensitivity Using a Bayesian Adaptive Method. Nutrients. 11, 1278 (Preprint and data, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2650373).

35- Ohla K, Yoshida R, Roper SD, Di Lorenzo PM, Victor JD, Boughter Jr. JD, Fletcher M, Katz DB, Chaudhari N. (2019). Recognizing taste: coding patterns along the neural axis in mammals. Chemical Senses 44(4):237–247, doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjz013, (Preprint, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2564740).

34- 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, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1313034).

33- 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. Frontiers in Psychology 10:307, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00307.

32- Dresler M, Sandberg A, Bublitz C, Ohla K, Trenado C, Mroczko-Wąsowicz A, Kühn S, Repantis D. (2019). Hacking the brain: dimensions of cognitive enhancement. ACS Chemical Neuroscience 10(3):1137-1148, doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00571.

31- Höchenberger R, Ohla K (2019). A bittersweet symphony: evidence for taste-sound correspondences without effects on taste quality-specific perception. Journal of Neuroscience Research. 97(3): 267-275, doi: 10.1002/jnr.24308.

30- Lundström JN, Regenbogen C, Ohla K, Seubert J (2019). Prefrontal Control Over Occipital Responses to Crossmodal Overlap Varies Across the Congruency Spectrum. Cerebral Cortex 29(7):3023-3033, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy168.


29- Wallroth R, Ohla K (2018). As soon as you taste it - evidence for sequential and parallel processing of gustatory information. eNeuro 5(5), doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0269-18.2018.

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

27- Wallroth R, Höchenberger R, Ohla K (2018). Delta activity encodes taste information in the human brain. Neuroimage 181: 471-479. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.07.034 (Preprint: BioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/300194).

26- 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.

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. (2018). 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. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00981.

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. Journal of Pediatrics 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. doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjw078.


17- Crouzet SM, Busch NA, Ohla K (2015). Taste quality decoding parallels taste sensations. Current Biology 25(7):890-6. doi: 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. Physiology and Behav. 151:629-37. doi: 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. Human Brain Mapping 36(5):1662-76. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22728.

14- Höchenberger R, Busch NA, Ohla K (2015). Nonlinear response speedup in bimodal visual-olfactory object identification. Frontiers in Psychol. 6:1477. doi: 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. Frontiers in Psychol. 5:617. doi: 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. Neuroimage 87:154-63. doi: 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. Neuropharmacology 64:529-43. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2012.07.002.

9- Ohla K, Lundström JN (2013). Sex differences in chemosensation: sensory or emotional? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7:6071. doi: 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. PLoS One 7(3):e32434. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032434.

7- Seubert J, Ohla K (2012). A dynamic cortical network encodes violations of expectancy during taste perception. Journal of Neuroscience 32(6):1918-9. doi: 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. Chemosensory Perception 5(1):87-99. doi: 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. Biological Psychology 85(3):446-55. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2010.09.007.

4- Ohla K, Hudry J, le Coutre J (2009). The cortical chronometry of electrogustatory event-related potentials. Brain Topography 22(2):73-82. doi: 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. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 21(1):42-57. doi: 10.1162/jocn.2009.21004.

2- Ohla K, Busch NA, Herrmann CS (2007). Early electrophysiological markers of visual awareness in the human brain. Neuroimage 37(4):1329-37. doi: 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. Vision Research 45(20):2668-76. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2005.03.015.