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Mammalian olfactory system is also crucial in processing space and surroundings, indicates study – News-Medical.Net

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and UCL (University College London) have found that mice can sense extremely fast and subtle changes in the structure…

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Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and UCL (University College London) have found that mice can sense extremely fast and subtle changes in the structure of odors and use this to guide their behavior.
The findings, published in Nature today (Wednesday), alter the current view on how odors are detected and processed in the mammalian brain.
Odor plumes, like the steam off a hot cup of coffee, are complex and often turbulent structures, and can convey meaningful information about an animal’s…

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