Central mechanisms of odour object perception

  title={Central mechanisms of odour object perception},
  author={Jay A. Gottfried},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
The stimulus complexity of naturally occurring odours presents unique challenges for central nervous systems that are aiming to internalize the external olfactory landscape. One mechanism by which the brain encodes perceptual representations of behaviourally relevant smells is through the synthesis of different olfactory inputs into a unified perceptual experience — an odour object. Recent evidence indicates that the identification, categorization and discrimination of olfactory stimuli rely on… CONTINUE READING
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