Early events in olfactory processing

Wilson, R. I., Mainen, Z. F. (2006) Early events in olfactory processing. In: Annual Review of Neuroscience. Annual Reviews, pp. 163-201. ISBN 0147006X (ISSN); 0824324293 (ISBN); 9780824324292 (ISBN)

URL: http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.11...
DOI: 10.1146/annurev.neuro.29.051605.112950

Abstract

Olfactory space has a higher dimensionality than does any other class of sensory stimuli, and the olfactory system receives input from an unusually large number of unique information channels. This suggests that aspects of olfactory processing may differ fundamentally from processing in other sensory modalities. This review summarizes current understanding of early events in olfactory processing. We focus on how odors are encoded by the activity of primary olfactory receptor neurons, how odor codes may be transformed in the olfactory bulb, and what relevance these codes may have for downstream neurons in higher brain centers. Recent findings in synaptic physiology, neural coding, and psychophysics are discussed, with reference to both vertebrate and insect model systems. Copyright © 2006 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: chemoreceptor olfactory receptor olfactory system Chemoreceptors Olfactory Pathways Receptors Odorant
Subjects: organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons

organism description > animal behavior > odor recognition
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > olfactory bulb
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Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 15:28
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2011 15:28
URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/22933

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