Our perception of the world begins with stimuli in the environment but is then dramatically shaped by our expectations, past experience, and internal state. Olfactory perception is especially sensitive to these kinds of modulation. In fact, input from a diverse network of brain regions conveying multisensory, homeostatic and experience-dependent information converges on the olfactory system as early as the first stages of odor processing. This talk will describe our work over the past few years on how activity in non-olfactory regions shapes odor coding and perception. What you smell is not necessarily what you get.
Rudy North Lecture Theatre “Live” Screening
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