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Scenting Waldo: analyzing olfactory scenes

Olfaction has often been described as a 'synthetic' sense. A study now reveals a surprising capacity to resolve individual odorants in complex mixtures, with implications for how the nervous system recognizes objects.

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Figure 1: The olfactory cocktail party problem.

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Holy, T. Scenting Waldo: analyzing olfactory scenes. Nat Neurosci 17, 1144–1145 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3796

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