Spatial Receptive Fields for Odor Localization


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NISHINO, Hiroshi, Masazumi IWASAKI, Marco PAOLI, Itsuro KAMIMURA, Atsushi YORITSUNE, Makoto MIZUNAMI, 2018. Spatial Receptive Fields for Odor Localization. In: Current biology. 28(4), pp. 600-608.e3. ISSN 0960-9822. eISSN 1879-0445. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.12.055

@article{Nishino2018-02-19Spati-41728, title={Spatial Receptive Fields for Odor Localization}, year={2018}, doi={10.1016/j.cub.2017.12.055}, number={4}, volume={28}, issn={0960-9822}, journal={Current biology}, pages={600--608.e3}, author={Nishino, Hiroshi and Iwasaki, Masazumi and Paoli, Marco and Kamimura, Itsuro and Yoritsune, Atsushi and Mizunami, Makoto} }

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