Behavioral analysis of olfactory coding and computation in rodents

Mainen, Z. F. (August 2006) Behavioral analysis of olfactory coding and computation in rodents. Curr Opin Neurobiol, 16 (4). pp. 429-34. ISSN 0959-4388 (Print)

DOI: 10.1016/j.conb.2006.06.003


Behavioral analysis is essential to understand how the olfactory system transforms chemosensory signals into information that can be used to guide actions. Recent studies in rodents have begun to address the behavioral relevance of putative olfactory codes and computations including spatial maps, oscillatory synchrony, and evolving temporal codes. To date, these studies have failed to find support for a role of any of these mechanisms in odor discrimination. Progress calls for experiments using precise psychophysical methods in conjunction with neural recording or perturbation, in addition to ethologically minded exploration of more complex forms of odor-guided behavior.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Action Potentials physiology Animals Behavior Animal physiology Discrimination Learning physiology Mice Olfactory Bulb anatomy histology physiology Olfactory Pathways physiology Olfactory Receptor Neurons physiology Psychophysics methods trends Rats Reaction Time physiology Rodentia anatomy histology physiology Smell physiology
Subjects: organism description > animal behavior
organism description > animal behavior > odor recognition
organism description > animal behavior > olfactory
organism description > animal > mammal > rodent
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Date: August 2006
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