Representations of odor plume flux are accentuated deep within the moth brain
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/jbiol122Published: 20 February 2009
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.