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par Jane Plailly - 11 mars 2013

Jane Plailly
Chargée de recherche 2ème Classe CNRS

Bureau : 215
Téléphone : + 33 (0)4 37 28 74 95
Fax : +33 (0)4 37 28 76 01
e-mail : jane.plailly[at]cnrs.fr

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Research in human olfaction

The main goal of my research project is to identify the neural bases of the process of smell in humans.

My main expertise is long-term olfactory memory. I investigated laboratory memory using recognition memory and real-life memory through the feeling of familiarity. Recently, with colleagues working in Humans and rodents, we have developed an axis of research centred on the exploration of episodic memory both in human and animal. I have been also interested in several cognitive process involved in the perception of smell such as quality discrimination, emotional response and attention, and also in mental imagery of odor, with a special focus on the impact of expertise on this process. In parallel, I investigate olfactory structures and process of patients suffering of olfactory dysfunctions through collaboration with otorhinolaryngologists, neurologists and psychiatrics.


To carry out this research, I couple brain imaging techniques (fMRI, PET) with experimental paradigms from cognitive psychology and with the recordings of physiological (breathing, heart rate…) and of psychophysical (responses, ratings…) data.






"La mémoire olfactive humaine : neuroanatomie fonctionnelle de la discrimination et du jugement de la familiarité".
Thèse de doctorat de Sciences Cognitives présentée le 16 Septembre 2005 devant l’Univ. Lumière Lyon 2.