Central Processing of Olfactory Signals

  • Gordon M. Shepherd


Olfactory information is transmitted from the olfactory receptors in the nose through several stages of processing in the olfactory bulb and the olfactory regions of the brain. Through recent and ongoing work, we are learning a good deal about the basic anatomy and physiology of these pathways. I shall confine myself to reviewing here some of the areas in which progress has been most rapid and most promising for understanding mechanisms of odor processing.


Granule Cell Olfactory Bulb Olfactory Receptor Mitral Cell Olfactory Tubercle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon M. Shepherd
    • 1
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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