publication . Other literature type . Article . 2008

Olfactory Information Processing in the Drosophila Antennal Lobe : Anything Goes?

Ryuichi Okada; Kei Ito; Ana F. Silbering; C. Giovanni Galizia;
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  • Published: 03 Dec 2008
  • Publisher: Society for Neuroscience
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
When an animal smells an odor, olfactory sensory neurons generate an activity pattern across olfactory glomeruli of the first sensory neuropil, the insect antennal lobe or the vertebrate olfactory bulb. Here, several networks of local neurons interact with sensory neurons and with output neurons-insect projection neurons, or vertebrate mitral/tufted cells. The extent and form of information processing taking place in these local networks has been subject of controversy. To investigate the role of local neurons in odor information processing we have used the calcium sensor G-CaMP to perform in vivo recordings of odor-evoked spatiotemporal activity patterns in fiv...
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Medical Subject Headings: nervous system
free text keywords: Articles, General Neuroscience, olfactory processing, odor concentration, antennal lobe network, local neurons, Drosophila melanogaster, Odor, Nerve net, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Biology, Sensory system, Neuropil, Olfactory system, Antennal lobe, Olfactory bulb, Neuroscience, Neuron, ddc:570
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