News tagged with olfactory system

Odor-related neural action and behavior linked

(PhysOrg.com) -- Harvard researchers have illuminated how the brain processes information about odor, linking a temporal pattern of electrical spikes traveling through the nervous system with specific smells ...

dateDec 20, 2010 in Neuroscience
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The secret to sniffing out a safe supper

When mice smell the scent of food on the breath of their fellow mice, they use that experience to decide what's safe to eat in the future. Key in that learning process is the pairing of a particular odor with a chemical ingredient ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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