olfactory center

olfactory center

Etymology: L, olfactus, sense of smell; Gk, kentron
the part of the brain responsible for the subjective appreciation of odors, a complex group of neurons located near the junction of the temporal and parietal lobes.
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Behind the nostrils are several hundred million scent receptors--the human nose has a paltry five million or so--that convert chemical scent into electrical signals, which nerves transmit to olfactory centers in the brain.