Skip to content


Representative Articles & Reviews

(Refer to google scholar for full publication list)

Dikecligil, G. N., Yang, A. I., Sanghani, N., Lucas, T., Chen, H. I., Davis, K. A., & Gottfried, J. A. (2023). Odor representations from the two nostrils are temporally segregated in human piriform cortex. Current Biology, 33, 1-3

Dikecligil, G. N. and Gottfried, J. A. (2024). What Does the Human Olfactory System Do, and How Does It Do It? Annual Review of Psychology, 2024 75:1.

Raithel, C.U., Miller, A.J., Epstein, R.A., Kahnt, T., Gottfried, J.A. (2023). Recruitment of grid-like responses in human entorhinal and piriform cortices by odor landmark-based navigation. Current Biology, 33, 3561-3570.e4.

Yang, A. I., Dikecligil, G. N., Jiang, H., Das, S. R., Stein, J. M., Schuele, S. U., Rosenow, J. M., Davis, K. A., Lucas, T. H., & Gottfried, J. A. (2021). The what and when of olfactory working memory in humans. Current Biology, 31(20), 4499-4511.e8.

Porter, D. B., Qu, L. P., Kahnt, T., & Gottfried, J. A. (2021). Aversive outcomes impact human olfactory discrimination learning and generalization. Behavioral Neuroscience, 135(5), 642–653.

Raithel, C. U., & Gottfried, J. A. (2021). Using your nose to find your way: Ethological comparisons between human and non-human species. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 128, 766–779.

Raithel, C. U., & Gottfried, J. A. (2021). What are grid-like responses doing in the orbitofrontal cortex? Behavioral Neuroscience, 135(2), 218–225.

de Groot, J. H. B., Kirk, P. A., & Gottfried, J. A. (2021). Titrating the Smell of Fear: Initial Evidence for Dose-Invariant Behavioral, Physiological, and Neural Responses. Psychological Science, 32(4), 558–572.

de Groot, J. H. B., Kirk, P. A., & Gottfried, J. A. (2020). Encoding fear intensity in human sweat. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 375(1800).

Bao, X., Gjorgieva, E., Shanahan, L. K., Howard, J. D., Kahnt, T., & Gottfried, J. A. (2019). Grid-like Neural Representations Support Olfactory Navigation of a Two-Dimensional Odor Space. Neuron, 102(5), 1066-1075.e5.

Shanahan, L. K., Gjorgieva, E., Paller, K. A., Kahnt, T., & Gottfried, J. A. (2018). Odor-evoked category reactivation in human ventromedial prefrontal cortex during sleep promotes memory consolidation. ELife, 7(e39681), 1–21.

Jiang, H., Schuele, S., Rosenow, J., Zelano, C., Parvizi, J., Tao, J. X., Wu, S., & Gottfried, J. A. (2017). Theta Oscillations Rapidly Convey Odor-Specific Content in Human Piriform Cortex. Neuron, 94(1), 207-219.e4.

Zelano, C., Jiang, H., Zhou, G., Arora, N., Schuele, S., Rosenow, J., & Gottfried, J. A. (2016). Nasal respiration entrains human limbic oscillations and modulates cognitive function. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(49), 12448–12467.

Howard, J. D., Kahnt, T., & Gottfried, J. A. (2016). Converging prefrontal pathways support associative and perceptual features of conditioned stimuli. Nature Communications, 7.

Bao, X., Raguet, L. L., Cole, S. M., Howard, J. D., & Gottfried, J. A. (2016). The role of piriform associative connections in odor categorization. ELife, 5(e13732), 1–22.

Qu, L. P., Kahnt, T., Cole, S. M., & Gottfried, J. A. (2016). De novo emergence of odor category representations in the human brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(2), 468–478.

Olofsson, J. K., & Gottfried, J. A. (2015). The muted sense: Neurocognitive limitations of olfactory language. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(6), 314–321.

Howard, J. D., & Gottfried, J. A. (2014). Configural and elemental coding of natural odor mixture components in the human brain. Neuron, 84(4), 857–869.

Olofsson, J. K., Hurley, R. S., Bowman, N. E., Bao, X., Mesulam, M. M., & Gottfried, J. A. (2014). A designated odor-language integration system in the human brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(45), 14864–14873.

Hauner, K. K., Howard, J. D., Zelano, C., & Gottfried, J. A. (2013). Stimulus-specific enhancement of fear extinction during slow-wave sleep. Nature Neuroscience, 16(11), 1553–1555.

Bowman, N. E., Kording, K. P., & Gottfried, J. A. (2012). Temporal Integration of Olfactory Perceptual Evidence in Human Orbitofrontal Cortex. Neuron, 75(5), 916–927.

Wu, K. N., Tan, B. K., Howard, J. D., Conley, D. B., & Gottfried, J. A. (2012). Olfactory input is critical for sustaining odor quality codes in human orbitofrontal cortex. Nature Neuroscience, 15(9), 1313–1319.

Zelano, C., Mohanty, A., & Gottfried, J. A. (2011). Olfactory Predictive Codes and Stimulus Templates in Piriform Cortex. Neuron, 72(1), 178–187.

Li, W., Lopez, L., Osher, J., Howard, J. D., Parrish, T. B., & Gottfried, J. A. (2010). Right Orbitofrontal Cortex Mediates Conscious Olfactory Perception. Psychological Science, 21(10), 1454–1463.

Gottfried, J. A. (2010). Central mechanisms of odour object perception. In Nature Reviews Neuroscience (Vol. 11, Issue 9, pp. 628–641).

Howard, J. D., Plailly, J., Grueschow, M., Haynes, J. D., & Gottfried, J. A. (2009). Odor quality coding and categorization in human posterior piriform cortex. Nature Neuroscience, 12(7), 932–938.

Gottfried, J. A. (2009). Function follows form: ecological constraints on odor codes and olfactory percepts. In Current Opinion in Neurobiology (Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 422–429).

Li, W., Howard, J. D., Parrish, T. B., & Gottfried, J. A. (2008). Aversive Learning Enhances Perceptual and Cortical Discrimination of Indiscriminable Odor Cues. Science, 319(5871), 1842–1845.

Gottfried, J. A. (2007). What can an orbitofrontal cortex-endowed animal do with smells? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1121, 102–120.

Li, W., Luxenberg, E., Parrish, T., & Gottfried, J. A. (2006). Learning to Smell the Roses: Experience-Dependent Neural Plasticity in Human Piriform and Orbitofrontal Cortices. Neuron, 52(6), 1097–1108.

Gottfried, J. A., Winston, J. S., & Dolan, R. J. (2006). Dissociable codes of odor quality and odorant structure in human piriform cortex. Neuron, 49(3), 467–479.

Gottfried, J. A., Smith, A. P. R., Rugg, M. D., & Dolan, R. J. (2004). Remembrance of Odors Past: Human Olfactory Cortex in Cross-Modal Recognition Memory. Neuron, 42, 687–695.

Gottfried, J. A., & Dolan, R. J. (2004). Human orbitofrontal cortex mediates extinction learning while accessing conditioned representations of value. Nature Neuroscience, 7(10), 1144–1152.

Gottfried, J. A., O’Doherty, J., & Dolan, R. J. (2003). Encoding Predictive Reward Value in Human Amygdala and Orbitofrontal Cortex. Science, 301, 1104–1107.

Gottfried, J. A., & Dolan, R. J. (2003). The Nose Smells What the Eye Sees: Crossmodal Visual Facilitation of Human Olfactory Perception. Neuron, 39, 375–386.

Gottfried, J. A., Deichmann, R., Winston, J. S., & Dolan, R. J. (2002). Functional Heterogeneity in Human Olfactory Cortex: An Event-Related Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Journal of Neuroscience, 22(24), 10819–10828.

Gottfried, J. A., O’Doherty, J., & Dolan, R. J. (2002). Appetitive and Aversive Olfactory Learning in Humans Studied Using Event-Related Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Journal of Neuroscience, 22(24), 10829–10837.

Books & Book Chapters

Dikecligil, G. N., & Gottfried, J. A. (2022). Odour aesthetics: Hedonic perception of olfactory stimuli. In The Routledge International Handbook of Neuroaesthetics, Eds. M. Skov & M. Nadal (Routledge), pp. 148–171. 

Shanahan, L. K., & Gottfried, J. A. (2017). Scents and Reminiscence: Olfactory Influences on Memory Consolidation in the Sleeping Human Brain. In Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Consolidation. Eds. N. Axmacher & B. Rasch (Springer), pp. 335-346.

Gottfried, J. A. (2015). Structural and Functional Imaging of the Human Olfactory System. In Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation: 3rd Edition. Ed. R.L. Doty (Wiley Blackwell), pp. 279-304. 

Shanahan, L. K., & Gottfried, J. A. (2014). Olfactory insights into sleep-dependent learning and memory. In Progress in Brain Research Vol. 208: Odor Memory and Perception. Eds. E. Barkai & D.A. Wilson (Elsevier B.V.), pp. 309–343.

Mohanty, A., & Gottfried, J. A. (2013). Examining emotion perception and elicitation via olfaction. In The Cambridge handbook of human affective neuroscience. Eds J. Armony & P. Vuilleumier (Cambridge University Press), pp. 241–264. 

Gottfried, J.A. (editor). (2011). The Neurobiology of Sensation and Reward, in the Book Series: Frontiers in Neuroscience. (Series eds. S. Simon & M. Nicolelis). CRC Press.

Gottfried, J. A. (2010). Olfaction and its pleasures: Human neuroimaging perspectives. In Pleasures of the brain. Eds. M.L. Kringelback & K.C. Berridge (Oxford University Press), pp. 125-145.

Schoenbaum, G., Gottfried, J.A., Murray, E.A., & Ramus, S.J. (co-editors). (2007). Linking Affect to Action: Critical Contributions of the Orbitofrontal Cortex. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 

Gottfried, J.A., Small, D.M., & Zald, D.H. (2006). The Chemical Senses. In The Orbitofrontal Cortex. Eds. D.H. Zald & S.L. Rauch (Oxford University Press), pp. 125-171

Gottfried J.A. (2006) Smell: central nervous processing. In Taste and Smell. An Update. Eds. T. Hummel & A. Welge-Lüssen. (Karger), pp. 44-69