Neural Circuits and Olfaction
How do neural responses encode/decode stimuli? how do they initiate behavior? how are stimuli stored and retrieved?
The responses to these fundamental questions can help reveal how the brain adapts to the demands of a complex and changing environment, and contribute to the development of therapeutic interventions to reverse the negative effects of abnormal experiences while fueling the search for a cure for such devastating diseases as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's .