Neurons in the human basolateral amygdala and hippocampal formation do not respond to odors.


Extracellular action potentials were recorded from human hippocampal, hippocampal gyrus, and basolateral amygdala neurons during passive and active olfactory stimulation. Introduction of an odor into a continuous stream of air passing over the olfactory mucosa resulted in no detectable change in firing. Actively sniffing from an odorous flask, whether or… (More)