The Olfactory System

From Odor Molecules to Motivational Behaviors

Editors: Mori, Kensaku (Ed.)

  • Provides comprehensive and detailed descriptions of the basic principles of neurobiological mechanisms of the olfactory system from odor signals to motivational behaviors
  • Includes numerous simplified diagrams of the local and large-scale neuronal circuits to help readers understand their function in olfactory perception
  • Comprises chapters whose authors are at the forefront of olfactory research
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This book summarizes recent advances in understanding of the mammalian and fish olfactory system and provides perspective on the translation of external odor information into appropriate motivational and behavioral responses. Following the discovery of the odorant receptor gene family in 1991, understanding of the basic biological mechanisms of the olfactory system has advanced enormously. Despite such rapid progress, however, it remains unclear how odor information is processed at levels beyond the olfactory bulb, including the olfactory cortex, olfactory tubercle, and orbitofrontal cortex. This book thus describes the most recent developments in olfactory research, with particular focus on the basic neurobiological mechanisms of the neuronal circuit function in the olfactory system and its related higher centers. Exploring the basic functional logic of the neuronal circuits in the olfactory system in this way appears to be crucial in understanding the workings of the complex neuronal circuits of the brain, particularly those in the cerebral cortex that link sensory perception to appropriate behavioral responses. This book is written for the coming generation of scientists: undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers in the fields of neuroscience, neurobiology, chemical senses, food and nutritional sciences, medical science, sensory psychology, and behavioral sciences.

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“This is an excellent up-to-date reference and text about the cortical connectivity and physiology of the olfactory system in experimental animals. The piriform, and olfactory cortices with limbic and midbrain connections are beautifully illustrated with color line drawings and explanatory discussions. … I recommend this book to any research interested in olfactory neurophysiology.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, June, 2014)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Unique Characteristics of the Olfactory System

    Mori, Kensaku (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Odor and Pheromone Molecules, Receptors, and Behavioral Responses

    Touhara, Kazushige

    Pages 19-38

  • Olfactory Map Formation in the Mouse

    Sakano, Hitoshi

    Pages 39-58

  • Odor Maps in the Olfactory Bulb

    Mori, Kensaku

    Pages 59-69

  • Zebrafish Olfactory System

    Yoshihara, Yoshihiro

    Pages 71-96

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eBook $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56347-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Olfactory System
Book Subtitle
From Odor Molecules to Motivational Behaviors
Editors
  • Kensaku Mori
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54376-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54376-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54375-6
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56347-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 206
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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