Olfaction: When Nostrils Compete

Jay A. Gottfried*

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In vision, alternating percepts occur when two different visual stimuli are presented separately to the two eyes. By analogy, simultaneous presentation of two different odorants separately to the two nostrils has now been shown to cause alternating odor percepts, an effect termed 'binaral rivalry'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R862-R864
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 29 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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