Understanding smell—The olfactory stimulus problem

@article{Auffarth2013UnderstandingSO,
  title={Understanding smell—The olfactory stimulus problem},
  author={Benjamin Auffarth},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={37},
  pages={1667-1679}
}
  • B. Auffarth
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
The main problem with sensory processing is the difficulty in relating sensory input to physiological responses and perception. This is especially problematic at higher levels of processing, where complex cues elicit highly specific responses. In olfaction, this relationship is particularly obfuscated by the difficulty of characterizing stimulus statistics and perception. The core questions in olfaction are hence the so-called stimulus problem, which refers to the understanding of the stimulus… Expand
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