Neuroscience 2019 10 29;418:254-265. Epub 2019 Aug 29.
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels väg 9, 17177, Stockholm, Sweden; Monell Chemical Senses Center, 3500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA; Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 3720 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-6241, USA; Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre, Stockholm University, Universitetsvägen 10 C, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:
Identification of an object based on its odor alone is inherently difficult, but becomes easier when other senses provide supporting cues. This suggests that crossmodal sensory input facilitates neural processing of olfactory object information; however, direct evidence is still lacking. Here, we tested the effect of multisensory stimulation on information processing in the human posterior piriform cortex (PPC), a region linked to olfactory object encoding. Read More