Latest Olfactory memory Stories
For many animals, making sense of the clutter of sensory stimuli is often a matter or literal life or death.
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown in animal models that the loss of memory that comes with aging is not necessarily a permanent thing.
Whether different odors can be quickly distinguished depends on certain synapses in the brain that inhibit nerve stimulation.
Study in Nature Neuroscience uncovers possible basis of memories for different smells.