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Topographical representation of odor hedonics in the olfactory bulb

Published inNature Neuroscience, vol. 19, no. 7, p. 876-878
Publication date2016
Abstract

Hedonic value is a dominant aspect of olfactory perception. Using optogenetic manipulation in freely behaving mice paired with immediate early gene mapping, we demonstrate that hedonic information is represented along the antero-posterior axis of the ventral olfactory bulb. Using this representation, we show that the degree of attractiveness of odors can be bidirectionally modulated by local manipulation of the olfactory bulb's neural networks in freely behaving mice.

Keywords
  • Animals
  • Behavior
  • Animal/physiology
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Inbred C57BL
  • Nerve Net/physiology
  • Odorants/analysis
  • Olfactory Bulb/physiology
  • Olfactory Perception/physiology
  • Smell/physiology
Citation (ISO format)
KERMEN, Florence et al. Topographical representation of odor hedonics in the olfactory bulb. In: Nature Neuroscience, 2016, vol. 19, n° 7, p. 876–878. doi: 10.1038/nn.4317
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