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Odor coding in piriform cortex: mechanistic insights into distributed coding.

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Blazing, RM; Franks, KM
Published in: Curr Opin Neurobiol
October 2020

Olfaction facilitates a large variety of animal behaviors such as feeding, mating, and communication. Recent work has begun to reveal the logic of odor transformations that occur throughout the olfactory system to form the odor percept. In this review, we describe the coding principles and mechanisms by which the piriform cortex and other olfactory areas encode three key odor features: odor identity, intensity, and valence. We argue that the piriform cortex produces a multiplexed odor code that allows non-interfering representations of distinct features of the odor stimulus to facilitate odor recognition and learning, which ultimately drives behavior.

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Curr Opin Neurobiol

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1873-6882

Publication Date

October 2020

Volume

64

Start / End Page

96 / 102

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Smell
  • Piriform Cortex
  • Olfactory Perception
  • Olfactory Pathways
  • Odorants
  • Learning
  • Animals
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
  • 1109 Neurosciences
 

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Blazing, R. M., & Franks, K. M. (2020). Odor coding in piriform cortex: mechanistic insights into distributed coding. Curr Opin Neurobiol, 64, 96–102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2020.03.001
Blazing, Robin M., and Kevin M. Franks. “Odor coding in piriform cortex: mechanistic insights into distributed coding.Curr Opin Neurobiol 64 (October 2020): 96–102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2020.03.001.
Blazing RM, Franks KM. Odor coding in piriform cortex: mechanistic insights into distributed coding. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2020 Oct;64:96–102.
Blazing, Robin M., and Kevin M. Franks. “Odor coding in piriform cortex: mechanistic insights into distributed coding.Curr Opin Neurobiol, vol. 64, Oct. 2020, pp. 96–102. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.conb.2020.03.001.
Blazing RM, Franks KM. Odor coding in piriform cortex: mechanistic insights into distributed coding. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2020 Oct;64:96–102.
Journal cover image

Published In

Curr Opin Neurobiol

DOI

EISSN

1873-6882

Publication Date

October 2020

Volume

64

Start / End Page

96 / 102

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Smell
  • Piriform Cortex
  • Olfactory Perception
  • Olfactory Pathways
  • Odorants
  • Learning
  • Animals
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
  • 1109 Neurosciences