A direct main olfactory bulb projection to the 'vomeronasal' amygdala in female mice selectively responds to volatile pheromones from males.

Abstract

The main olfactory system, like the accessory olfactory system, responds to pheromones involved in social communication. Whereas pheromones detected by the accessory system are transmitted to the hypothalamus via the medial ('vomeronasal') amygdala, the pathway by which pheromones are detected and transmitted by the main system is not well understood. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2009.06638.x

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