Imai and colleagues report that they were also able to visualize in three dimensions the wiring of mitral cells
in the olfactory bulb, which is involved the detection of smells, at single-fiber resolution.
Because mitral cells
are situated close to each other and have the same job description, Baldwin expected their info-sending axons to look similar.
MUTUAL EXCITATION AMONG OLFACTORY BULB MITRAL CELLS
REVEALED BY RECURRENCE TIME HISTORY MAPPING (RTHM) **, Alexandra Radu *, Maame Boateng *, Henaa Razzak * and Barry K.
By placing an electrical probe into individual excitatory neurons called mitral cells
and exposing them to a complex computer-controlled noise stimulus, the researchers were able to determine how each cell responded.