Researchers discover as much as 30% of the larger array of human olfactory receptors differ between individuals.
Researchers discover odors prompt neural activity in locust’s brains which allowed them to correctly identify the stimulus, even when other odors are present.
Using fruit flies, researchers discover how the brain integrates multiple signals to identify unique smells.
Researchers use peanut butter as a new tool to diagnose early stage Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers reveal neurons in the brains of fruit flies which specifically respond to food odors.The findings could help scientists better understand why obese people choose to eat certain foods.
In one of the first successful attempts at genetically engineering mosquitoes, HHMI researchers have altered the way the insects respond to odors, including the smell of humans and the insect repellant DEET.
Newborn mice use mom’s unique odor, not a pheromone, to begin breastfeeding.
Researchers recently localised and identified the most important types of nerve cells involved in forming positive and negative memories of a fruit fly. All four nerve cell types they discovered use dopamine to communicate with other nerve cells. Three of the nerve cell types assume various functions in mediating negative stimuli, while the fourth enables the fly to form positive memories.
Stowers researchers present a new model for how the brain is organized to process odor information. Just like a road atlas faithfully maps real-world locations, our brain maps many aspects of our physical world: Sensory inputs from our fingers are mapped next to each other in the somatosensory cortex; the auditory system is organized by […]