Barbara Cerf-Ducastel

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This event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (er-fMRI) study investigated BOLD signal change in response to a series of pure gustatory stimuli that varied in stimulus quality when subjects were hungry and sated with a nutritional pre-load. Group analyses showed significant differences in activation in the hunger minus satiety condition in(More)
Olfactory function is affected by aging and deficits often result in decreasing quality of life, health and safety. The present study investigated the cortical substrate of olfactory deficits related to aging with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), with a retronasal olfactory stimulation protocol using flavored aqueous solutions presented to the(More)
Ten young adults (aged 20 to 25 years) participated in a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) study to investigate neural substrates of cross-modal olfactory recognition memory. Before entering the scanner, participants were presented with 16 familiar odors selected from the COLT (Murphy, C., Nordin, S., Acosta, L., 1997. Odor learning, recall, and(More)
An experimental method for event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging that allows for the presentation of several chemosensory stimuli in the oral cavity during the same run, the collection of psychophysical measures (intensity or pleasantness) during the presentation of the stimuli, and the analysis of the data in an event-related fashion are(More)
Neural bases of human olfactory memory are poorly understood. Very few studies have examined neural substrates associated with correct odor recognition, and none has tackled neural networks associated with incorrect odor recognition. We investigated the neural basis of task performance during a yes-no odor recognition memory paradigm in young and elderly(More)
Classic psychophysical studies have provided significant information on the psychophysical functions for taste stimuli. With the advent of fMRI, studies are being conducted that provide insight into central processing of gustation in humans. However, fMRI experiments impose physical limitations on stimulus delivery. In the present study, we compared(More)
Impaired ability to remember what has gone before is one of the most distressing aspects of the aging process. Odor recognition memory is particularly vulnerable to the effects of aging, yet the underlying neural substrate is unknown. This study investigated the neural substrate of cross-modal olfactory recognition memory in young and older adults using(More)
A protocol suited to the investigations of odor-taste interactions in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner is described and results that confirm the validity of that protocol are presented. Stimuli were dissolved in water and presented to the mouth of the participant through plastic syringes and plastic tubes as 50 microl every 3 s for 18(More)
Neuroimaging and in particular functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of olfactory function relies on the ability to model the time course of brain responses elicited by odor stimuli. In this study we compared two templates of olfactory brain activation by comparing levels of correlation in regions critical to olfactory processing with either a(More)
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