A truffle in the mouth is worth two in the bush

Odor localization in the human brain

Jay A Gottfried*

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Abstract

It is widely thought that locating the source of a smell is an ability best left to nonhuman members of the animal kingdom. In this issue of Neuron, two complementary articles highlight the neural mechanisms underlying the localization of an odor, either to the left or right side of the nose (Porter et al.) or to the inside or outside of the mouth (Small et al.). Together, these studies validate the idea that the human brain is equipped with the apparatus necessary to pinpoint the location of an odor source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-476
Number of pages4
JournalNeuron
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 18 2005

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Gottfried, Jay A. / A truffle in the mouth is worth two in the bush : Odor localization in the human brain. In: Neuron. 2005 ; Vol. 47, No. 4. pp. 473-476.
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