olfactory cortex


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pir·i·form cor·tex

the olfactory cortex, corresponding to the rostral half of the uncus; receiving its major afferents from the olfactory bulb, it is classified as allocortex.
See also: cerebral cortex.

olfactory cortex

Etymology: L, olfactus, sense of smell, cortex, bark
the part of the cerebral cortex, including the pyriform lobe and the hippocampus formation, that is concerned with the sense of smell. Also called archeocortex.

olfactory cortex

The portion of the cerebral cortex concerned with the sense of smell. It includes the piriform lobe and the hippocampal formation.
See also: cortex
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Neural Computation: Olfactory Cortex as a Model for Telencephalic Processing.
AM patterns are transmitted from the bulb to the olfactory cortex by means of a divergence-convergence, or branching tactic that effectively eliminates the original aggregate pattern: its waveform is "ironed out" so to speak, in what Freeman calls a "laundering operation" (Societies 60).
But actually identifying the odor probably occurs in the olfactory cortex, deep inside the brain.
Interneurons in olfactory cortex, central importance for the function of cortical circuits, comprise a wide range of different cell types that may be involved in different microcircuits and computations.
The researchers used functional MRI techniques and cutting-edge, pattern-based analysis to identify the existence of predictive coding in the olfactory cortex of the brain, where the sense of smell is housed.
However, researchers still knew little about how the brain processes odor information in the olfactory cortex, a region in the temporal lobe, which extends along the sides of the brain.