Configural and elemental coding of natural odor mixture components in the human brain.

Abstract

Most real-world odors are complex mixtures of distinct molecular components. Olfactory systems can adopt different strategies to contend with this stimulus complexity. In elemental processing, odor perception is derived from the sum of its parts; in configural processing, the parts are integrated into unique perceptual wholes. Here we used gas… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.10.012

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@article{Howard2014ConfiguralAE, title={Configural and elemental coding of natural odor mixture components in the human brain.}, author={James A. Howard and Jay A. Gottfried}, journal={Neuron}, year={2014}, volume={84 4}, pages={857-69} }