Fuzzy interval representation of olfactory stimulus concentration in an olfactory glomerulus model
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Published: 11 July 2008
How the olfactory system encodes odor concentration is a comparatively underexplored and largely unresolved question. We have constructed a model of the early olfactory system which is capable of a fuzzy signaling of concentration, through glomerular competition resulting in inhibition of most mitral cells. Each mitral cell responds optimally to a narrow odor concentration range.
Results and discussion
This work was supported by the European Network of Excellence GOSPEL (General Olfaction and Sensing Projects on a European Level).
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