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Research Interests

My lab focuses on neural and computational principles of human learning and decision making, with an emphasis on olfactory-guided behavior. Our research relates to clinical work in the Neurology Department by exploring the neural basis of learning and behavior which is disrupted in many neurological disorders such as addiction, Parkinson’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin

… → 2011

Research interests

  • Addiction
  • Behavioral Biology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Neuroscience
  • Parkinson’s Disease

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Grants 2016 2023

Parkinson Disease
Smell
Biomarkers
Olfactory Pathways
Artifacts
Prefrontal Cortex
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Reward
Research
Aptitude

Research Output 2007 2019

  • 2625 Citations
  • 47 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate
1 Citation (Scopus)

Characterizing functional pathways of the human olfactory system

Zhou, G., Lane, G., Cooper, S. L., Kahnt, T. & Zelano, C. M., Jul 1 2019, In : eLife. 8, e47177.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Olfactory Pathways
Brain
Olfactory Bulb
Temporal Lobe
Processing

Dopamine neuron ensembles signal the content of sensory prediction errors

Stalnaker, T. A., Howard, J. D., Takahashi, Y. K., Gershman, S. J., Kahnt, T. & Schoenbaum, G., Nov 1 2019, In : eLife. 8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Dopaminergic Neurons
Neurons
Dopamine
Learning
Mesencephalon
1 Citation (Scopus)

Grid-like Neural Representations Support Olfactory Navigation of a Two-Dimensional Odor Space

Bao, X., Gjorgieva, E., Shanahan, L. K., Howard, J. D., Kahnt, T. & Gottfried, J. A., Jun 5 2019, In : Neuron. 102, 5, p. 1066-1075.e5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Entorhinal Cortex
Odorants
Grid Cells

Olfactory connectivity mediates sleep-dependent food choices in humans

Bhutani, S., Howard, J. D., Reynolds, R., Zee, P. C., Gottfried, J. & Kahnt, T., Oct 2019, In : eLife. 8, e49053.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sleep
Food
Endocannabinoids
Sleep Deprivation
Eating
1 Citation (Scopus)

Sensory prediction errors in the human midbrain signal identity violations independent of perceptual distance

Suarez, J. A., Howard, J. D., Schoenbaum, G. & Kahnt, T., Apr 5 2019, In : eLife. 8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mesencephalon
Reward
Odors
Satureja
Neurons