Perception without a thalamus how does olfaction do it?

Neuron. 2005 Apr 21;46(2):166-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2005.03.012.


The olfactory system has generated considerable interest in recent years, mainly focused on receptor genes and early olfactory processing. In this issue of Neuron, Mori et al. focus centrally, providing evidence for slow- and fast-wave states in olfactory cortex that appear to gate the inflow of information underlying conscious smell perception.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Olfactory Bulb / physiology
  • Olfactory Pathways / physiology*
  • Perception / physiology*
  • Smell / physiology*
  • Thalamus / physiology*