Ingrid Ekström

Title: Assistant Professor

Sector: Psychology

Research group: Erika Jonsson Laukka

Portrait of Ingrid Ekström.

Ingrid Ekström is Assistant Professor working in Erika Laukka’s research group at the Aging Research Center.

Ingrid’s research interests cover a range of topics related to the sense of smell in human aging. She completed her PhD in Psychology at Stockholm university in 2018, in which she investigated olfactory function in long-term memory decline, dementia and mortality.

Based on data from the Swedish National study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K), Ingrid designs and conducts longitudinal population-based studies that aim at identifying cognitive, genetic and physiological correlates of olfactory decline in older age.

Selected publications

Ekström, I., Josefsson, M., Larsson, M., Rönnlund, M., Nordin, S., & Olofsson, J. K. (2018). Subjective olfactory loss in older adults concurs with long-term odor identification decline. Chemical senses, 44(2), 105-112.

Olofsson, J. K., Syrjänen, E., Ekström, I., Larsson, M., & Wiens, S. (2018). “Fast” versus “slow” word integration of visual and olfactory objects: EEG biomarkers of decision speed variability. Behavioral neuroscience, 132(6), 587.

Liuzza, M. T., Lindholm, T., Hawley, C. B., Gustafsson Sendén, M., Ekström, I., Olsson, M. J., & Olofsson, J. K. (2018). Body odour disgust sensitivity predicts authoritarian attitudes. Royal Society open science, 5(2), 171091.

Ekström, I., Sjölund, S., Nordin, S., Nordin Adolfsson, A., Adolfsson, R., Nilsson, L. G., … & Olofsson, J. K. (2017). Smell loss predicts mortality risk regardless of dementia conversion. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65(6), 1238-1243.

Olofsson, J. K., Josefsson, M., Ekström, I., Wilson, D., Nyberg, L., Nordin, S., … & Larsson, M. (2016). Long-term episodic memory decline is associated with olfactory deficits only in carriers of ApoE-є4. Neuropsychologia, 85, 1-9.

Liuzza, M. T., Lindholm, T., Hawley, C., Sendén, M. G., Ekström, I., Olsson, M. J., … & Olofsson, J. K. (2016). The body odor disgust scale (BODS): development and validation of a novel olfactory disgust assessment. Chemical senses, 42(6), 499-508.

Stanciu, I., Larsson, M., Nordin, S., Adolfsson, R., Nilsson, L. G., & Olofsson, J. K. (2014). Olfactory impairment and subjective olfactory complaints independently predict conversion to dementia: a longitudinal, population-based study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20(2), 209-217.

Hörberg, T., Larsson, M., Ekström, I., Sandöy, C., & Olofsson, J. (2019). Incongruent odors suppress perceptual categorization of visual objects: Behavioral and ERP evidence. (Submitted to journal).