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Molecules 2013, 18(9), 11586-11600; doi:10.3390/molecules180911586
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Plasticity of the Human Olfactory System: The Olfactory Bulb

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1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels 1200, Belgium 2 Institute of Neuroscience, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels 1200, Belgium 3 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Technical University Dresden Medical School, Dresden 01307, Germany
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 15 August 2013 / Revised: 3 September 2013 / Accepted: 11 September 2013 / Published: 17 September 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Flavors and Fragrances)
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Abstract

In the last years, an increasing interest has been paid to the olfactory system, particularly to its abilities of plasticity and its potential continuous neurogenesis throughout adult life. Although mechanisms underlying adult neurogenesis have been largely investigated in animals, to some degree they remain unclear in humans. Based on human research findings, the present review will focus on the olfactory bulb as an evidence of the astonishing plasticity of the human olfactory system.
Keywords: olfaction; olfactory bulb; plasticity olfaction; olfactory bulb; plasticity
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