Parallel Processing via a Dual Olfactory Pathway in the Honeybee

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BRILL, Martin F., Tobias ROSENBAUM, Isabelle REUS, Christoph J. KLEINEIDAM, Martin P. NAWROT, Wolfgang RÖSSLER, 2013. Parallel Processing via a Dual Olfactory Pathway in the Honeybee. In: Journal of Neuroscience. 33(6), pp. 2443-2456. ISSN 0270-6474. eISSN 1529-2401. Available under: doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4268-12.2013

@article{Brill2013-02-06Paral-24872, title={Parallel Processing via a Dual Olfactory Pathway in the Honeybee}, year={2013}, doi={10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4268-12.2013}, number={6}, volume={33}, issn={0270-6474}, journal={Journal of Neuroscience}, pages={2443--2456}, author={Brill, Martin F. and Rosenbaum, Tobias and Reus, Isabelle and Kleineidam, Christoph J. and Nawrot, Martin P. and Rössler, Wolfgang} }

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