Precise olfactory responses tile the sniff cycle

@article{Shusterman2011PreciseOR,
  title={Precise olfactory responses tile the sniff cycle},
  author={Roman Shusterman and Matthew C Smear and Alexei A. Koulakov and Dmitry Rinberg},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={1039-1044}
}
In terrestrial vertebrates, sniffing controls odorant access to receptors, and therefore sets the timescale of olfactory stimuli. [...] Key Result The trial-to-trial response jitter averaged 12 ms, a precision comparable to other sensory systems. Individual cells expressed odor-specific temporal patterns of activity and, across the population, onset times tiled the duration of the sniff cycle. Responses were more tightly time-locked to the sniff phase than to the time after inhalation onset. The spikes of…Expand
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