Olfactory Discrimination in the Rabbit Olfactory Glomerulus

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Science  08 Jul 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3732, pp. 175-176
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3732.175


Slow potentials evoked by odor stimulation were recorded from individual glomeruli in the olfactory bulb. Systematic analysis of responses to nine different, arbitrarily selected stimuli strongly suggests a certain amount of discrimination. This fact seems to reflect in the first synapse of the olfactory tract the type of discrimination that was recently demonstrated within olfactory neuroepithelium.