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class+17+lecture_olfaction - The Neurobiology of Smell:...

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Unformatted text preview: The Neurobiology of Smell: From Synapses to Perception Why study the olfactory system? n Ecological importance q Food location and selection q Threat detection q Social communication n Care of young n Mate selection Why study the olfactory system? n Ecological importance q Food location and selection q Threat detection q Social communication n Care of young n Mate selection n Practical significance q Medical applications q Neurogenesis q Chemical detection technology q Exposure to toxicants Medical Significance of Olfactory Research n Clinical Significance q Sensory Disabilities n 11.6 million Americans have a sensory disability n They are 65% more likely to live below the poverty line n Olfactory disorders result in 200,000 physician visits annually Medical Significance of Olfactory Research n Clinical Significance q Sensory Disabilities n 11.6 million Americans have a sensory disability n They are 65% more likely to live below the poverty line n Olfactory disorders result in 200,000 physician visits annually q Olfaction and Aging n 5% of population over 45 years old is clinically anosmic n Leading indicator of Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease Why study the olfactory system? n Interesting neurobiology q System features: n 1000 receptors, synthetic perceptions n Extraordinary sensitivity, broad dynamic range n No thalamic relay q Cellular features: n Spiking dendrites n Dendritic transmitter release n Axon-less neurons Why study the olfactory system?...
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class+17+lecture_olfaction - The Neurobiology of Smell:...

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