Our paper investigating the effects of odor exposure on the physiology of olfactory sensory neurons was published in today's issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. Congratulations to Marley Kass, the lead author!
Our recent paper on the effects of olfactory deprivation on the physiology of olfactory sensory neurons was featured on the cover of this month's Chemical Senses. Congratulations to Marley Kass, the lead author.
We are already planning for this Fall's Flavor and Fragrance Symposium at Rutgers. It is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, and all are welcome.
Imaging Neural Representations of Odors
Using genetically engineered mice, we can look through a window implanted in the skull and watch neurons in the brain's olfactory bulb light up in characteristic patterns as the animal smells different odors.
Neural Processing of Odor Signals
Sensory input to the brain from the nose is strongly modulated by brain circuitry that "adjusts the volume" on each kind of receptor neuron independently. We study how that circuit works and how its operations affect the perceived quality of the odor.
Our research has been generously funded by: