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Olfactory disorders and quality of life--an updated review.
Olfactory disorders are common and affect about one-fifth of the general population. The main causes of olfactory loss are post viral upper respiratory infection, nasal/sinus disease, and head traumaExpand
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Reduced olfactory bulb volume and olfactory sensitivity in patients with acute major depression
The purpose of this study was to assess olfactory function and olfactory bulb volume in patients with acute major depression in comparison to a normal population. Twenty-one patients diagnosed withExpand
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Olfaction as a marker for depression in humans.
BACKGROUND Animal studies show a strong link between the loss of olfactory function and depressive behavior. We analyzed, whether olfactory function is a marker for depression in humans. If so,Expand
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Major histocompatibility complex peptide ligands as olfactory cues in human body odour assessment
In many animal species, social communication and mate choice are influenced by cues encoded by the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). The mechanism by which the MHC influences sexual selectionExpand
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Olfaction as a marker for depression
Olfactory and emotional higher processing pathways share common anatomical substrates. Hence, depression is often accompanied by alterations in olfactory function. These alterations are negative inExpand
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Reduced Pleasant Touch Appraisal in the Presence of a Disgusting Odor
Objectives Odors are powerful emotional stimuli influencing mood, attention and behavior. Here we examined if odors change the perception of pleasant touch. In line with the warning function of theExpand
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Affective and non-affective touch evoke differential brain responses in 2-month-old infants
ABSTRACT Caressing touch is an effective way to communicate emotions and to create social bonds. It is also one of the key mediators of early parental bonding. The caresses are generally thought toExpand
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Human sleep and cortical reactivity are influenced by lunar phase
Summary Various human biological functions adhere to a circadian rhythm that to some extent may be affected by environmental factors, including light and temperature [1]. Recent evidence fromExpand
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Updated Sniffin’ Sticks normative data based on an extended sample of 9139 subjects
PurposeTo provide up-to-date and detailed normative data based on a large-scale sample, increasing diagnostic validity by reference to narrow age groups as previous normative values were based uponExpand
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Individual significance of olfaction: development of a questionnaire
Clinical experience shows that the individual significance of olfactory function varies between subjects. In order to estimate these individual differences we developed a questionnaire to study theExpand
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