Central mechanisms of pheromone information processing.

Abstract

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… (More)

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