Central mechanisms of pheromone information processing.

  title={Central mechanisms of pheromone information processing.},
  author={Hanna Mustaparta},
  journal={Chemical senses},
  volume={21 2},
An advantage of using pheromones in olfactory studies is that they are chemical signals for which receptor neurons are evolved and thus elicit biologically relevant odour-information to be processed in the brain. In many vertebrate and insect species, the olfactory system is separated into a 'main' and an 'accessory' division, the latter mediating pheromone information. In moths, the pheromone information is first processed in the brain in a large and sexually dimorphic structure, the… CONTINUE READING

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