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Innate versus learned odor processing in the mouse olfactory bulb.
The odor information received in the olfactory epithelium is converted to a topographic map of multiple glomeruli activated in distinct areas in the olfactory bulb.
In order to study how the odor map is interpreted in the brain, we generated mutant mice in which specific OSNs are genetically ablated, and found that the OB are divided into functional modules dedicated for innate and learned responses.
I am asking how mammalian brain decodes odor information to cause emotional and behavioral responses.