SPLTRAK Abstract Submission
The Impact Of Odor Perception On Interoceptive Awareness
Kathrin Kollndorfer
Medical University of Vienna, , ,

The perception of the internal physical state, also called interoception, is is importat for human beings. The representation of the internal state and its interpretation highly influences human behavior. Although interoception was often considered as separate from exteroceptive senses, previous research suggests that internal and external information will be integrated in the brain to create a complete picture of the current state and to react appropriately. Misinterpretations of the internal state is part of various mental disorders. However, also the lack of external information - such as olfactory dysfunction - may influence the perception of the internal state.