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Stereotopy versus stochasticity in olfaction


Although projections from the insect antennal lobe to the mushroom body are probabilistic, those to the lateral horn are stereotyped, suggesting an interplay of preconfigured and plastic circuits in olfactory processing.

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Figure 1: Schematic organization of connectivity between the antennal lobe, lateral horn and mushroom body.


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Friedrich, R., Moressis, A. & Frank, T. Stereotopy versus stochasticity in olfaction. Nat Neurosci 17, 147–149 (2014).

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