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Publications originales

  • Bensafi M, Croy I, Phillips N, Rouby C, Sezille C, Gerber J, Small DM, Hummel T. (2013) The effect of verbal context on olfactory neural responses. Human Brain Mapping, in press.
  • Fernandez P, Bensafi M, Giboreau A, Rouby C. (2013) Olfactory specific satiety in the restaurant. Appetite, 60, 1-4.
  • Bensafi M, Iannilli E, Poncelet J, Seo HS, Gerber J, Rouby C, Hummel T (2012). Dissociated representations of pleasant and unpleasant olfacto-trigeminal mixtures : an FMRI study. PLoSOne, 7, e38358.
  • Bensafi M (2012). The Role of the Piriform Cortex in Human Olfactory Perception : Insights from Functional Neuroimaging Studies. Chemosensory Perception, 5, 4-10.
  • Kermen F, Chakirian A, Sezille C, Joussain P, Le Goff G, Ziessel A, Chastrette M, Mandairon N, Didier A, Rouby C, Bensafi M (2011). Molecular complexity determines the number of olfactory notes and the pleasantness of smells. Scientific Reports, 1, 206.
  • Rinck F, Barkat-Defradas M, Chakirian A, Joussain P, Bourgeat F, Thévenet M, Rouby C, Bensafi M (2011). Ontogeny of odor liking during childhood and its relation to language development. Chemical Senses, 1, 83-91.
  • Joussain P, Chakirian A, Kermen F, Rouby C, Bensafi M (2011). Physicochemical influence on odor hedonics : Where does it occur first ? Communicative and Integrative Biology, 4, 563-565.
  • 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, 9017-9026.
  • Poncelet J, Rinck F, Bourgeat F, Schaal B, Rouby C, Bensafi M*, Hummel T*. (2010). The effect of early experience on odor perception in humans : psychological and physiological correlates. Behavioural Brain Research, 208, 458-465. * co-last authors.
  • Poncelet J, Rinck F, Ziessel A, Joussain P, Thévenet M, Rouby C, Bensafi M (2010). Semantic knowledge influences prewired hedonic responses to odors. PLoS One, 5, e13878.
  • Rouby C, Pouliot S, Bensafi M. (2009). Odor hedonics and their modulators. Food Quality and Preference, 8, 545-549.
  • Mandairon N, Poncelet J, Bensafi M*, Didier A* (2009). Humans and mice express similar olfactory preferences. PLOS One, 4(1):e4209. * co-last authors.
  • Rouby C, Bourgeat F, Rinck F, Poncelet J, Bensafi M. (2009). Perceptual and sensorimotor differences between "good" and "poor" olfactory mental imagers. Ann N Y Acad Sci., 1170, 333-7.
  • Rinck F, Rouby C, Bensafi M. (2009). Which format for odor images ? Chemical Senses, 34, 11-13.
  • Bensafi M, Iannilli E, Gerber J, Hummel T. (2008). Neural coding of stimulus concentration in the human olfactory and intranasal trigeminal systems. Neuroscience, 154, 832-838.
  • Pouliot, S., Bourgeat, F., Barkat, S., Rouby, C. & Bensafi, M. (2008). Increase in anhedonia level in menopausal women is accompanied by a shift in olfactory function. Chemosensory Perception, 1, 43-47.
  • Barkat, S., Poncelet, J., Landis, B.N., Rouby, C. & Bensafi, M. (2008). Improved smell pleasantness after odor-taste associative learning in humans. Neuroscience Letters, 434, 108-112.
  • Ishii A, Roudnitzky N, Béno N, Bensafi M, Hummel T, Rouby C, Thomas-Danguin T. (2008). Synergy and masking in odor mixtures : an electrophysiological study of orthonasal vs. retronasal perception. Chemical Senses, 33, 553-561.
  • Bensafi, M., Sobel, N. & Khan, R. (2007). Hedonic-specific activity in piriform cortex during odor imagery mimics that during odor perception. Journal of Neurophysiology, 98, 3254-3262.
  • Hummel, T., Bensafi, M., Nikolaus, J., Knecht, M. & Schaal, B. (2007). Olfactory function in children assessed with psychophysical and electrophysiological techniques. Behavioural Brain Research, 180, 133-138.
  • Bensafi, M. & Rouby, C. (2007). Individual differences in odor imaging ability reflect differences in olfactory and emotional perception. Chemical Senses, 32, 237-244.
  • Bensafi, M., Frasnelli, J., Reden, J. & Hummel, T. (2007). The neural representation of odor is modulated by the presence of a trigeminal stimulus during odor encoding. Clinical Neurophysiology, 118, 696-701.
  • Bensafi, M., Rinck, F., Schaal, B. & Rouby, C. (2007). Verbal Cues Modulate Hedonic Perception of Odors in 5-Year-Old Children as well as in Adults. Chemical Senses, 32, 855-862.
  • Abriat, S., Barkat, M., Bensafi, M., Rouby, C. & Fanchon, C. (2007). Psychological and physiological evaluation of emotional effects of a perfume in menopausal women. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 29, 399-408.
  • Stagnetto J, Rouby C, Bensafi M. (2006). Contextual cues during olfactory learning improve memory for smells in children. European Review of Applied Psychology, 56, 253-259.
  • Bensafi M, Pouliot S, Sobel N. (2005) Odorant-specific patterns of sniffing during imagery distinguish ’bad’ and ’good’ olfactory imagers. Chemical Senses, 30, 521-529.
  • Plailly J, Bensafi M, Pachot-Clouard M, Delon-Martin C, Kareken DA, Rouby C, Segebarth C, Royet JP. (2005). Involvement of right piriform cortex in olfactory familiarity judgments. Neuroimage, 24, 1032-1041.
  • Zelano C, Bensafi M, Porter J, Mainland J, Johnson B, Bremner E, Telles C, Khan R, Sobel N. (2005). Attentional modulation in human primary olfactory cortex. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 114-120.
  • Bensafi M, Tsutsui T, Khan R, Levenson RW, Sobel N. (2004). Sniffing a human sex-steroid derived compound affects mood and autonomic arousal in a dose-dependent manner. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 29, 1290-1299.
  • Bensafi M, Brown WM, Khan R, Levenson B, Sobel N. (2004). Sniffing human sex-steroid derived compounds modulates mood, memory and autonomic nervous system function in specific behavioral contexts. Behavioural Brain Research, 152, 11-22.
  • Bensafi M, Brown WM, Tsutsui T, Mainland JD, Johnson BN, Bremner EA, Young N, Mauss I, Ray B, Gross J, Richards J, Stappen I, Levenson RW, Sobel N. (2003). Sex-steroid derived compounds induce sex-specific effects on autonomic nervous system function in humans. Behavioral Neuroscience, 117, 1125-1134.
  • Bensafi M, Porter J, Pouliot S, Mainland J, Johnson B, Zelano C, Young N, Bremner E, Aframian D, Khan R, Sobel N. (2003). Olfactomotor activity during imagery mimics that during perception. Nature Neuroscience, 6, 1142-1144.
  • Bensafi M, Rouby C, Farget V, Bertrand B, Vigouroux M, Holley A. (2003). Perceptual, affective, and cognitive judgments of odors : pleasantness and handedness effects. Brain and Cognition, 51, 270-275.
  • Barkat S, Thomas-Danguin T, Bensafi M, Rouby C, Sicard G. (2003). Odors and Colors of cosmetic products : correlations between subjective judgment and autonomic nervous system responses. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 25, 273-283.
  • Bensafi M, Pierson A, Rouby C, Farget V, Bertrand B, Vigouroux M, Jouvent R, Holley A. (2002). Modulation of visual event-related potentials by emotional olfactory stimuli. Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology, 32, 335-342.
  • Bensafi M, Rouby C, Farget V, Bertrand B, Vigouroux M, Holley A. (2002). Psychophysiological correlates of affects in human olfaction. Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology, 32, 326-332.
  • Mainland JD, Bremner EA, Young N, Johnson BN, Khan RM, Bensafi M, Sobel N. (2002). Olfactory plasticity : one nostril knows what the other learns. Nature, 419, 802.
  • Bensafi M, Rouby C, Farget V, Bertrand B, Vigouroux M, Holley A. (2002). Autonomic nervous system responses to odours : the role of pleasantness and arousal. Chemical Senses, 27, 703-709.
  • Bensafi M, Rouby C, Farget V, Vigouroux M, Holley A. (2002). Asymmetry of pleasant vs. unpleasant odor processing during affective judgment in humans. Neuroscience Letters, 328, 309-313.
  • Bensafi M, Rouby C, Farget V, Bertrand B, Vigouroux M, Holley A. (2002). Influence of affective and cognitive judgments on autonomic parameters during inhalation of pleasant and unpleasant odors in humans. Neuroscience Letters, 319, 162-166.
  • Bensafi M, Rouby C, Holley A. (2002). Do primacy, recency and experimental amnesia also exist for odor names ? Current Psychology Letters : Behaviour, Brain & Cognition, 8, 23-32.

Autres publications

  • Bensafi M & Rouby C (2012). Le développement de la perception hédonique des odeurs. Médecine & Enfance, dec, 420-424.
  • Bensafi M & Rouby C (2011). Le Goût, l’odeur et le Cerveau. Biofutur, 320, 29−33.
  • Bensafi M (2010). L’odeur et sa valence hédonique. Rééducation orthophonique, 48, 13-20.

Chapitres de livres

  • Bensafi M, Tillmann B, Poncelet J, Przybylski L, Rouby C (2012). Olfactory and gustatory mental imagery : Modulation by sensory experience and comparison to auditory mental imagery. Multisensory Imagery, Lacey and Lawson, eds. New York : Springer, sous presse.
  • Rinck F, Bensafi M & Rouby C (2010). Olfactory nuisance and its impact on quality of life : discourses of residents in a crisis situation in : /Senses and the City/, edited by Madalina Diaconu, Eva Heuberger, Ruth Mateus−Berr, Lukas Marcel Vosicky, Berlin, Vienna : Lit Verlag.
  • Bensafi M, Zelano C, Johnson B, Mainland J, Sobel N (2004). Olfaction : From sniff to percept. In Gazzaniga MS et al. (Eds) The Cognitive Neurosciences III. Cambridge (MS), The MIT Press, pp. 259-81.
  • Rouby, C, Bensafi, M. (2002) Is there a hedonic dimension to odors ? In Rouby C, Schaal B, Dubois D, Gervais R and Holley A (Eds). Olfaction, Taste and Cognition. New York, Cambridge University Press. pp. 140-159.
  • Bensafi, M, Rouby, C, Farget, V, Bertrand, B, Vigouroux, M, Holley, A. (2001). Réponses émotionnelles aux odeurs : Aspects psychologiques et psychophysiologiques. In Paugam-Moisy H, Nyckees V and Caron-Pargue J (Eds). La cognition entre individu et société. Paris, Hermès Science Publication, pp. 191-202.