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Olfactory Cortex

KEVIN R. NEVILLE and LEWIS B. HABERLY

in The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195159561
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864447 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159561.003.0010
 Olfactory Cortex

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The olfactory cortex is well suited for the analysis of questions related to mechanisms of sensory discrimination, including learning-related plasticity. With a comparatively simple structure, it is able to process the complex spatial and temporal patterns of neuronal activity that constitute the olfactory code. This chapter discusses the general organization of the olfactory cortex, covering its neuronal elements, synaptic connections, basic circuit, synaptic actions, neurotransmitters, membrane and dendritic properties, and functional operations.

Keywords: brain regions; synaptic connections; synaptic circuits; dendritic membrane properties

Chapter.  16634 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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