Welcome to the Gottfried Laboratory

Our research focuses on understanding how the human brain transforms odor inputs into olfactory percepts (such as the smell of mint, banana, or wet dog), and how learning, memory, and experience modulate odor perception at the neural and behavioral levels. To address these questions we use a combination of techniques including high-resolution olfactory functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), multivariate statistical analyses, psychophysical paradigms, and physiological recordings.