Multimodal investigation of irritant odors

A smell can cause nausea, it can be stinging, bring us to tears, and it can be distracting. Why is that? The mechanisms of the human nervous system behind the effects of odors and irritants are now subject of a new research project.
The BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil, in cooperation with the Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine (IPA), has designed a study on the subject of stimulus sensitivity.

Supported by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV; FP 440)

Text: Monika Zaghow, IPA; Robin Jopp, Bergmannsheil
Photo: ©Volker Daum, Bergmannsheil