Publications

Commentary on our work

  1. Haviv L, Friedman H, Bierman U, Glass I, Plotkin A, Weissbrod A, Shushan S, Bluvshtein V, Aidinoff E, Sobel N, Catz A. (2017).Using a Sniff Controller to Self-Trigger Abdominal Functional Electrical Stimulation for Assisted Coughing Following Cervical Spinal Cord Lesions. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2017 Jan 31

  2. Endevelt-Shapira Y1, Perl O2, Ravia A2, Amir D2, Eisen A2, Bezalel V2, Rozenkrantz L2, Mishor E2, Pinchover L2, Soroka T2, Honigstein D2, Sobel N3 (2017).Altered responses to social chemosignals in autism spectrum disorder. Nat Neurosci. 2017 Nov 27

  3. Weiss T., Shushan S., Ravia A., Hahamy A., Secundo L., Weissbrod A., Ben-Yakov A., Holtzman Y., Cohen-Atsmoni S., Roth Y., Sobel N1. (2016).From Nose to Brain: Un-Sensed Electrical Currents Applied in the Nose Alter Activity in Deep Brain Structures. Cereb Cortex 2016 Sep 2

  4. Kahana-Zweig R., Geva-Sagiv M., Weissbrod A., Secundo L., Soroker N., Sobel N. (2016).Measuring and Characterizing the Human Nasal Cycle.PLoS One 2016 Oct 6;11(10):e0162918. doi: 10.1371

  5. Sobel N. (2016).Revisiting the revisit: added evidence for a social chemosignal in human emotional tears.Cogn Emot 2017 Jan;31(1):151-157.

  6. Perl O., Arzi A., Sela L., Secundo L., Holtzman Y., Samnon P., Oksenberg A., Sobel N., Hairston IS. (2016).Odors enhance slow-wave activity in non-rapid eye movement sleep. J Neurophysiol. 2016 May 1;115(5):2294-302

  7. Shoffel-Havakuk H., Frumin I., Lahav Y., Haviv L., Sobel N., Halperin D. (2016).Increased number of volatile organic compounds over malignant glottic lesions. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jul;126(7):1606-11

  8. Secundo L., Snitz K., Weissler K., Pinchover L., Shoenfeld Y., Loewenthal R., Agmon-Levin N., Frumin I., Bar-Zvi D., Shushan S., Sobel N. (2015).Individual olfactory perception reveals meaningful nonolfactory genetic information. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. pii: 201424826.

  9. Rozenkrantz L., Zachor D., Heller I., Plotkin A., Weissbrod A., Snitz K., Secundo L., Sobel N. (2015) A Mechanistic Link between Olfaction and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Curr Biol. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.05.048

  10. Kviatkovski I., Chernin L., Yarnitzky T., Frumin I., Sobel N., Helman Y. (2015). Pseudomonas aeruginosa activates the quorum sensing LuxR response regulator through secretion of 2-aminoacetophenone. Chem Commun (Camb). doi: 10.1039/c4cc10393a.

  11. Frumin I., Perl O., Endevelt-Shapira Y., Eisen A., Eshel N., Heller I., Shemesh M., Ravia A., Sela L., Arzi A., Sobel N. (2015). A social chemosignaling function for human handshaking. Elife doi: 10.7554/eLife.05154.

  12. Arzi A., Holtzman Y., Samnon P, Eshel N., Harel E., Sobel N. (2014). Olfactory Aversive Conditioning during Sleep Reduces Cigarette-Smoking Behavior. J Neurosci 34(46):15382-93

  13. Endevelt-Shapira Y., Shushan S., Roth Y., Sobel N. (2014). Disinhibition of olfaction: Human olfactory performance improves following low levels of alcohol. Behav Brain Res 272C:66-74. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2014.06.024

  14. Frumin, I., Sobel, N., Gilad, Y. (2014). Does a unique olfactory genome imply a unique olfactory world?Nature neuroscience 17 (1): 6-8.

  15. Secundo, L., Snitz, K., Sobel, N. (2014). The perceptual logic of smell.Current opinion in neurobiology 25C: 107-115

  16. Arzi ,A., Shedlesky, L., Secundo, L., Sobel, N. (2014). Mirror sniffing: humans mimic olfactory sampling behavior.Chemical senses 39 (4): 277-81

  17. Arzi , A., Rozenkrantz, L., Holtzman , Y. , Secundo, L. , Sobel ,N. (2014). Sniffing patterns uncover implicit memory for undetected odors.Current biology :CB. 24 (7): R263-4

  18. Snitz K, Yablonka A, Weiss T, Frumin I, Khan RM, Sobel N. (2013) Predicting odor perceptual similarity from odor structure. PLoS Comput Biol. (9):e1003184.

  19. Weiss T, Snitz K, Yablonka A, Khan RM, Gafsou D, Schneidman E, Sobel N. (2012) Perceptual convergence of multi-component mixtures in olfaction implies an olfactory white. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109(49):19959-64.

  20. Yablonka A, Sobel N, Haddad R. (2012) Odorant similarity in the mouse olfactory bulb. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109(43):E2916-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1211623109.

  21. Arzi A, Shedlesky L, Ben-Shaul M, Nasser K, Oksenberg A, Hairston IS, Sobel N. (2012) Humans can learn new information during sleep. Nature Neuroscience 15(10):1460-5. doi: 10.1038/nn.3193.

  22. Lapid H, Shushan S, Plotkin A, Voet H, Roth Y, Hummel T, Schneidman E, Sobel N. (2011) Neural activity at the human olfactory epithelium reflects olfactory perception. Nature Neuroscince 14(11):1455-61.

  23. Arzi A, Sobel N. (2011) Olfactory perception as a compass for olfactory neural maps. Trends in Cognitive Science 15(11):537-45.

  24. Weiss T, Sobel N. (2011) What's primary about primary olfactory cortex? Nature Neuroscience 15(1):10-2.

  25. Resnik J, Sobel N, Paz R. (2011) Auditory aversive learning increases discrimination thresholds. Nature Neuroscience May 8. 14(6):791-6

  26. Gelstein S, Yeshurun Y, Rozenkrantz L, Shushan S, Frumin I, Roth Y, Sobel N. (2011) Human tears contain a chemosignal. Science 331(6014):226-30.

  27. Plotkin A, Sela L, Weissbrod A, Kahana R, Haviv L, Yeshurun Y, Soroker N, Sobel N. (2010) Sniffing enables communication and environmental control for the severely disabled. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 10;107(32):14413-8.

  28. Anat Arzi, Noam Sobel. (2010) Spatial Perception: Time Tells Where a Smell Comes From. Current Biology 13;20(13):R563-R564.

  29. Sela L, Sobel N. (2010). Human olfaction: a constant state of change-blindness. Experimental Brain Research 205(1):13-29.

  30. Haddad R, Weiss T, Khan R, Nadler B, Mandairon N, Bensafi M, Schneidman E, Sobel N. (2010). Global features of neural activity in the olfactory system form a parallel code that predicts olfactory behavior and perception. Journal of Neuroscience 30(27):9017-26.

  31. Haddad R, Medhanie A, Roth Y, Harel D, Sobel N. (2010). Predicting odor pleasantness with an electronic nose. PLoS Computational Biology 6(4):e1000740.

  32. Yaara Yeshurun and Noam Sobel (2010). Multisensory integration: an inner tongue puts an outer nose in context. Nature Neuroscience 13(2) 148-149.

  33. Yaara Yeshurun and Noam Sobel (2009). An Odor is Not Worth a Thousand Words: From Multidimensional Odors to Unidimensional Odor Objects. Annual Review of Psychology 2010;61:219-41.

  34. Arzi A, Sela L, Green A, Givaty G, Dagan Y, Sobel N (2009). The Influence of Odorants on Respiratory Patterns in Sleep. Chemical Senses. 35(1):31-40.

  35. Yeshurun Y, Lapid H, Dudai Y, Sobel N (2009). The Privileged Brain Representation of First Olfactory Associations. Current Biology 2009 Nov 4. 19(21):1869-74.

  36. Sela L, Sacher Y, Serfaty C, Yeshurun Y, Soroker N, Sobel N. (2009). Spared and impaired olfactory abilities after thalamic lesions. Journal of Neuroscience 2009 29(39) 12059-69.

  37. Lapid H, Seo HS, Schuster B, Schneidman E, Roth Y, Harel D, Sobel N, Hummel T. (2009). Odorant Concentration Dependence in Electro-Olfactograms Recorded from the Human Olfactory Epithelium. Journal of Neurophysiology 2009 Aug 5. 102(4):2121-30

  38. Christina Zelano, Jessica Montag, Rehan Khan, Noam Sobel (2009). A specialized odor memory buffer in primary olfactory cortex. PLoS One. 4(3) e4965

  39. Haddad R, Lapid H, Harel D, Sobel N. (2008). Measuring Smells. Curr Opin Neurobiol. Oct 3. 18(4):438-44.

  40. Yeshurun Y, Dudai Y, Sobel N. (2008). Working memory across nostrils. Behav Neurosci. 122(5):1031-7.

  41. Lapid H, Harel D, Sobel N. (2008) Prediction Models for the Pleasantness of Binary Mixtures in Olfaction. Chem Senses Sep;33(7): 599-609

  42. Haddad R, Khan R, Takahashi YK, Mori K, Harel D, Sobel N. (2008) A metric for odorant comparison. Nature Methods May;5(5):425-9.

  43. Haddad R, Carmel L, Sobel N, Harel D. (2008). Predicting the receptive range of olfactory receptors. PLoS Comput Biol. Feb;4(2):e18.

  44. Bensafi M, Sobel N, Khan RM. Hedonic-specific activity in piriform cortex during odor imagery mimics that during odor perception. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Oct 3; Dec;98(6):3254-62
  45. Spors H, Sobel N. (2007) Male behavior by knockout. Neuron 55(5):689-93.

  46. Khan RM, Luk CH, Flinker A, Aggarwal A, Lapid H, Haddad R, Sobel N. (2007) Predicting odor pleasantness from odorant structure: pleasantness as a reflection of the physical world. J Neuroscience 27(37):10015-23.

  47. Wyart, C., Webster, W.W., Chen, J.H., Wilson, S.R., McClary, A., Khan, R.M., & Sobel, N. (2007). Smelling a single component of male sweat alterslLevels of cortisol in women. J. Neuroscience 27 (6): 1261-1265.
  48. Zelano, C.M., Montag, J., Johnson, B.N., Khan, R.M., & Sobel, N. (2007). Dissociated representations of irritation and valence in human primary olfactory cortex. Neurophysiology 97(3):1969-76.

  49. Porter, J., Craven, B., Khan, R.M., Chang, S.J., Kang, I., Judkewitz, B., Volpe, J., Settles, G., & Sobel, N. (2007). Mechanisms of scent-tracking in humans. Nature Neuroscience 10 (1): 27-29.

  50. Khan, R.M., & Sobel, N. (2007). How the nose knows what it knows. Nature Neuroscience 10 (1): 7.

  51. Johnson, B.N., & Sobel, N. (2006). Methods for building an olfactometer with known concentration outcomes. J Neuroscience Methods 160(2):231-45.

  52. Johnson, B.N., Russell, C., Khan, R.M., & Sobel, N. (2006). A comparison of methods for sniff measurement concurrent with olfactory tasks in humans. Chemical Senses 31 (9): 795-806.

  53. Mainland, J.D., & Sobel, N. (2006). The sniff is part of the olfactory percept. Chemical Senses 31 (2): 181-196.

  54. Zelano, C.M., & Sobel, N. (2005). Humans as an animal model for systems-level organization of olfaction. Neuron 48 (3): 431-454.

  55. Porter, J., Anand, T., Johnson, B.N., Khan, R.M., & Sobel, N. (2005). Brain mechanisms for extracting spatial information from smell. Neuron 47 (4): 581-592.

  56. Bensafi, M., Pouliot, S., & Sobel, N. (2005). Odorant-specific patterns of sniffing during imagery distinguish "bad" and "good" olfactory imagers. Chemical Senses 30 (6): 521-529.

  57. Mainland, J.D., Johnson, B.N., Khan, R.M., Ivry, R.B., & Sobel, N. (2005). Olfactory impairments in patients with unilateral cerebellar lesions are selective to inputs from the contralesional nostril. Journal of Neuroscience 25 (27): 6362-6371.

  58. Zelano, C., Bensafi, M., Porter, J., Mainland, J.D., Johnson, B.N., Bremner, E.A., Telles, C., Khan, R.M., & Sobel, N. (2005). Attentional modulation in human primary olfactory cortex. Nature Neuroscience. 8 (1): 114-120.

  59. Khan, R.M., & Sobel, N. (2004). Neural processing at the speed of smell. Neuron 44 (5): 744-747.

  60. Bensafi, M., Tsutsui, T., Khan, R.M., Levenson, R.W., & Sobel N. (2004). Sniffing a human sex-steroid derived compound affects mood and autonomic arousal in a dose-dependent manner. Psychoneuroendocrinology 29 (10): 1290-1299.

  61. Bensafi, M., Brown, W.M., Khan, R.M., Levenson, R.W., & Sobel, N. (2003). Sniffing human sex-steroid derived compounds modulates mood, memory and autonomic nervous system function in specific behavioral contexts. Behavioral Brain Research 152 (1): 11-22.

  62. Bensafi, M., Brown, W.M., Tsutsui, T., Mainland, J.D., Johnson, B.N., Bremner, E.A., Young, N., Mauss, I., Ray, B., Gross, J., Richards, J., Stappen, I., Levenson, R.W., Khan, R., & Sobel, N. (2003). Sex-steroid derived compounds induce sex-specific effects on autonomic nervous system function in humans. Behavioral Neuroscience 117 (6): 1125-1134.

  63. Bensafi, M., Porter, J., Pouliot, S., Mainland, J.D., Johnson, B.N., Zelano, C., Young, N., Bremner, E.A., Aframian, D., Khan, R.M., & Sobel, N. (2003). Olfactomotor activity during imagery mimics that during perception. Nature Neuroscience 6 (11): 1142-1144.

  64. Anderson, A.K., Sobel, N. (2003). Dissociating intensity from valence as sensory inputs to emotion. Neuron 39 (4): 581-583.

  65. Bremner, E.A., Mainland, J.D., Khan, R.M., & Sobel, N. (2003). The prevalence of androstenone anosmia. Chemical Senses 28 (5): 423-432.

  66. Johnson, B.N., Mainland, J.D., & Sobel, N. (2003). Rapid olfactory processing implicates subcortical control of an olfactomotor system. J. Neurophysiology 90 (2): 1084-1094.

  67. Anderson, A.K., Christoff, K., Stappen, I., Panitz, D., Ghahremani, D.G., Glover, G.H., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Sobel, N. (2003). Dissociated neural representations of intensity and valence in human olfaction. Nature Neuroscience 6 (2): 196-202.

  68. Mainland, J.D., Bremner, E.A., Young, N., Johnson, B.N., Khan, R.M., Bensafi, M., & Sobel, N. (2002). Olfactory plasticity: One nostril knows what the other learns. Nature 419 (6909): 802.

  69. Sobel, N., Brown, W.M. (2001). The scented brain: pheromonal responses in humans. Neuron 31 (4): 512-514.

  70. Sobel, N., Thomason, M.E., Stappen, I., Tanner, C.M., Tetrud, J.W., Bower, J.M., Sullivan, E.V., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2001). An impairment in sniffing contributes to the olfactory deficit in Parkinson's disease. PNAS 98 (7): 4154-4159.

  71. Sobel, N., Khan, R.M., Sullivan, E.V., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2000). The world smells different to each nostril. Nature 402 (6757): 35.

  72. Sobel, N., Prabhakaran, V., Desmond, J.E., Glover, G., Sullivan, E.V., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2000). Time-course of odorant-induced activation in the primary olfactory cortex of the Human. J. Neurophysiology 83 (1): 537-551.

  73. Sobel, N., Khan, R.M., Hartley, C.A., Sullivan, E.V., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2000). Sniffing longer rather than stronger to maintain olfactory detection threshold. Chemical Senses 25 (1): 1-8.

  74. Sobel, N., Prabhakaran, V., Hartley, C.A., Desmond, J.E., Glover, G.H., Sullivan, E.V., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (1999). Blind smell: brain activation induced by an undetected airborne chemical. Brain 122 (2): 209-217.

  75. Sobel, N., Prabhakaran, V., Desmond, J.E., Glover, G.H., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Sullivan, E.V. (1998). Odorant-induced and sniff-induced activation in the cerebellum of the human. J. Neuroscience 18 (21): 8990-9001.

  76. Sobel, N., Prabhakaran, V., Desmond, J.E., Glover, G.H., Sullivan, E.V., Goode, R.L., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (1998). Sniffing and smelling: separate subsystems in the human olfactory cortex. Nature 392 (6673): 282-286.

  77. Sobel, N., Prabhakaran, V., Desmond, J.E., Glover, G.H., Sullivan, E.V., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (1997). A method for functional magnetic resonance imaging of olfaction. J. Neuroscience Methods 78 (1-2): 115-123.