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Sensory systems encode both the static quality of a stimulus (e.g., color or shape) and its kinetics (e.g., speed and direction). The limits with which stimulus kinetics can be resolved

Sensory systems encode both the static quality of a stimulus (e.g., color or shape) and its kinetics (e.g., speed and direction). The limits with which stimulus kinetics can be resolved are well understood in vision, audition, and somatosensation. However, the maximum temporal resolution of olfactory systems has not been accurately determined. Here, we probe the limits of temporal resolution in insect olfaction by delivering high frequency odor pulses and measuring sensory responses in the antennae.

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  • 2014-11-25
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1073/pnas.1412051111
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      0027-8424
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      1091-6490

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    Szyszka, Paul, Gerkin, Richard C., Galizia, C. Giovanni, & Smith, Brian H. (2014). High-speed odor transduction and pulse tracking by insect olfactory receptor neurons. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111(47), 16925-16930. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1412051111

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