Olfactory Bulb: Synaptic Organization
Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
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Lowe, G. 2007. Olfactory Bulb: Synaptic Organization. eLS. .
- Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
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Chemosensory information transduced by olfactory receptors in the periphery is mapped into a two dimensional array of glomeruli in the olfactory bulb, creating an orderly spatial code of odour identity. In the bulb, local interneurons implement multiple layers of recurrent and lateral inhibition both within and across glomeruli. These synaptic operations can rescale, filter and modulate neural activity patterns of principal neurons, dynamically modifying odour representations being relayed to higher cortical centres.
- olfactory bulb;