Short Term Memory Function in a Model of the Olfactory System

  • Christiane Linster
  • Michael E. Hasselmo


In a computational model of the olfactory bulb and piriform cortex, we show how the self-organized representation of olfactory stimuli, in the form of activated subsets of pyramidal cells, spreads from rostral to caudal olfactory cortex with increasing stimulus familiarity. In this framework, we propose a mechanism for the performance of olfactory delayed match-to-sample function, based on short-term synaptic changes during stimulus presentation.


Olfactory Bulb Pyramidal Cell Piriform Cortex Olfactory Stimulus Caudal Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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