Date and time: 2017-05-05, 10:00–12:00
Venue: Beijer Hall, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Address: Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm 

The sense of smell, olfaction, is an ancient sensory system that is intimately linked to memory and emotion. This event highlights how olfactory research in psychology and neuroscience has provided new insights in human learning and memory. The event includes the second instalment of the Stockholm Brain Lecture series with Jay Gottfried, Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University, USA.


Smell loss: A marker of dementia

Maria Larsson, Professor of Psychology at Stockholm University and director of the Gösta Ekman Laboratory

Stockholm Brain Lecture: Olfactory learning and categorization in the human brain

Jay Gottfried, Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University


Stockholm Brain Lectures Programme (376 Kb) (PDF-file - opens in new window)


The event is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants. For registration and further information visit

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The event is sponsored by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science class for humanities and for outstanding services to science, and the Board of Human Sciences, Stockholm University.