NYSCF – Robertson Investigator Publishes Study in Neuron
To better understand how an animal’s state influences sensory experience, Takaki Komiayana, a NYSCF – Robertson Investigator, and colleagues employed an imaging platform to observe the activity of cells in the olfactory bulb of mice. The study, published in Neuron, compares awake and anaesthetized mouse activity of cells in the olfactory bulb when exposed to odors. Awake mice showed diminished response to odors when repeatedly exposed, whereas anesthetized mice failed to show this effect. This research underscores the plasticity of odor representation in animals.