Researchers explain how odor habituation occurs. Familiar smells can be ignored in favor of new odors that are faint, but important.
A new study shows how dopamine can help change the flow of information in the brain.
Using fruit flies, researchers discover how the brain integrates multiple signals to identify unique smells.
Researchers have mapped the activity of brain cells in the mushroom body of flies conditioned to have Pavlovian behavioral responses to different odors. The findings suggest the activity of as few as 25 neurons are required to be able to distinguish between different odors.