Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Dysfunction of Olfactory System

Thomas Heinbockel

Howard University


Olfactory Epithelium Ciliopathie Neural plasticity Odor coding Pheromones Vomeronasal organ Alzheimer's disease Dementia Olfactory Amygdala Piriform Cortex Congenital Ofactory Dysfunction Phantom Smell

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About the book

Our chemical senses, smell and taste, are of critical importance in our daily lives and contribute to our personal well-being and safety as well as communication with others. However, it is only when disease or injury impairs their function that we appreciate the relevance of these two sensory modalities. During the past three decades, research of the olfactory sense has seen an ever-growing interest in this exciting field of study. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in disorders of the olfactory system and focuses on the most important evidence-based developments in this area. This book will address disorders, dysfunctions, diseases, and syndromes of our olfactory system ranging from molecular, cellular, and systems to cognitive and behavioral topics. Individual chapters will focus on recent advances in specific areas of chemosensory pathological conditions while other chapters might focus on technological developments to study the function and dysfunction of our chemical senses. All chapters will represent recent contributions to the rapidly developing field of chemoreception sciences.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: May 30th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 19th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 7th 2019

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: January 6th 2020

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About the editor

Thomas Heinbockel

Howard University

Thomas Heinbockel, Ph.D., is currently Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA. Dr. Heinbockel’s laboratory engages in multidisciplinary research to elucidate organizational principles of neural systems in the brain, specifically the limbic and olfactory system. His research has been directed at understanding brain mechanisms of information processing and their relation to neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Heinbockel studied biology at the Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany. His studies of the brain started during his M.S. thesis work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Behavioral Physiology, Starnberg/Seewiesen, Germany. Subsequently, he completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. After graduating, he held a Research Associate position at the Institute of Physiology, Otto-von-Guericke-University School of Medicine, Magdeburg, Germany. Prior to his arrival at Howard University, Dr. Heinbockel held joint research faculty appointments in the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology and the Department of Physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

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