Decoding Temporal Information Through Slow Lateral Excitation in the Olfactory System of Insects

Sensory information is represented in a spatio-temporal code in the antennal lobe, the first processing stage of the olfactory system of insects. We propose a novel mechanism for decoding this information in the next processing stage, the mushroom body. The Kenyon cells in the mushroom body of insects exhibit lateral excitatory connections at their axons… (More)