Why sniff fast? The relationship between sniff frequency, odor discrimination, and receptor neuron activation in the rat.


Many mammals display brief bouts of high-frequency (4-10 Hz) sniffing when sampling odors. Given this, high-frequency sniffing is thought to play an important role in odor information processing. Here, we asked what role rapid sampling behavior plays in odor coding and odor discrimination by monitoring sniffing during performance of discrimination tasks… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/jn.90981.2008


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