The human olfactory system: Cortical brain mapping using fMRI

The human olfactory system - Cortical brain mapping using fMRI

Background:

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a non-invasive and convenient method of mapping brain activity associated with the human sensory systems. Among these systems there is a lack of data from olfactory studies, which could be attributed to technical difficulties in odor delivery during scanning. The current study took advantage of an olfactometer to evaluate brain activity during the odor-smelling process.

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Risk Factors of Postpartum Depression in Rural Areas of Isfahan Province, Iran

Risk score of postpartum depression (PPD) in rural areas of Isfahan province, Iran Abstract: Background: The hierarchical importance risk factors for post-partum depression is not wellknown. Aims: To determine the risk factors of PPD and their hierarchical importance for developing post-partum depression in a cross sectional study of women living in rural area of Isfahan province in Iran.

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