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)
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sep 29 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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