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Representations of odor plume flux are accentuated deep within the moth brain

Thomas C Baker

Author Affiliations

Center for Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, 105 Chemical Ecology Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

Journal of Biology 2009, 8:16  doi:10.1186/jbiol122

Published: 20 February 2009

Abstract

Odor space, the representation of odor quality in the insect brain, is known to be optimally resolved when lateral inhibitory pathways are functioning normally. A new study published in the Journal of Biology now shows that odor time resolution also depends on the normal functioning of such pathways.