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Plasticity of the Human Olfactory System: The Olfactory Bulb

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels 1200, Belgium
Institute of Neuroscience, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels 1200, Belgium
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Technical University Dresden Medical School, Dresden 01307, Germany
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Molecules 2013, 18(9), 11586-11600;
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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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: olfaction; olfactory bulb; plasticity olfaction; olfactory bulb; plasticity

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Huart, C.; Rombaux, P.; Hummel, T. Plasticity of the Human Olfactory System: The Olfactory Bulb. Molecules 2013, 18, 11586-11600.

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