Figure 1: When neurons meet. | Nature

Figure 1: When neurons meet.

From: Fruity aphrodisiacs

Figure 1

The male fruitfly's antennae perceive fruit-derived odours, as well as female odours. Dedicated sensory neurons convey this information to the antennal lobe, from where it is conveyed by projection neurons to a higher brain region — the pheromone-processing centre. There, the information from the two sensory stimuli intermingles, leading to male courtship behaviour.

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