Respiratory modulation of olfactory neurons in the rodent brain

Chem Senses. 2006 Feb;31(2):145-54. doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjj010. Epub 2005 Dec 8.


In this review we report data from freely breathing animals in an attempt to show how respiratory dynamics can influence bulbar and cortical activity. Relying on in vivo data as well as in vitro observations, we try to emphasize the multiple mechanisms that underlie this modulation, its multiple origins, and its possible functional role.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / cytology
  • Brain / physiology
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Olfactory Bulb / cytology*
  • Olfactory Bulb / physiology
  • Olfactory Pathways / cytology*
  • Olfactory Pathways / physiology
  • Respiration*
  • Rodentia / physiology*