Sparse, Decorrelated Odor Coding in the Mushroom Body Enhances Learned Odor Discrimination

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Sparse coding may be a general strategy of neural systems for augmenting memory capacity. In Drosophila melanogaster, sparse odor coding by the Kenyon cells of the mushroom body is thought to generate a large number of precisely addressable locations for the storage of odor-specific memories. However, it remains untested how sparse coding relates to… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nn.3660

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