Towards an Understanding of Olfactory Computation

author: Gilles Laurent, Max Plank Institute for Brain Research, Max Planck Institute
published: Jan. 25, 2012,   recorded: December 2011,   views: 4556


Related Open Educational Resources

Related content

Report a problem or upload files

If you have found a problem with this lecture or would like to send us extra material, articles, exercises, etc., please use our ticket system to describe your request and upload the data.
Enter your e-mail into the 'Cc' field, and we will keep you updated with your request's status.
Lecture popularity: You need to login to cast your vote.


Olfaction is a fascinating sensory modality, for it deals with complex stimuli (usually complex mixtures of chemical analytes) and generates singular percepts (coffee, jasmin, bread etc), that remain stable over wide ranges of intensities, noise and input composition. Furthermore, olfactory systems accomplish these pattern recognition feats in only very few layers of processing. I will summarize experimental results on computation in a small olfactory system, focusing on the representation of such stimuli, on circuit dynamics, synchronization, learning rules and mechanisms of homeostatic regulation of activity.

See Also:

Download slides icon Download slides: nips2011_laurent_diversity_01.pdf (8.8┬áMB)

Help icon Streaming Video Help

Link this page

Would you like to put a link to this lecture on your homepage?
Go ahead! Copy the HTML snippet !

Write your own review or comment:

make sure you have javascript enabled or clear this field: