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The Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, under the leadership of Dr. Johan Lundstrom, conducts basic research aimed toward a better understanding of the cerebral basis for chemosensory and multimodal processing. Several different lines of ongoing research explore how the human brain allows us to perceive, process, and understand chemosensory and multimodal information. In particular, our lab is concerned with the complex processing of social chemosignals, signals that act along the border between perception and cognition. Lately, we are also investigating the neuronal basis of multimodal processing using our chemical senses, a natural multimodal sensation, as a stepping board.

This work involves a wide range of methods, including psychophysical and cognitive tests in healthy individuals, functional brain imaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and EEG), and structural brain imaging and morphometry.

For a more thorough description of our research, please follow the "Research" link above.

Please contact us at:
Lundstrom Laboratory
Monell Chemical Senses Center
3500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (267) 519-4690