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Smell Neuron Research Paper

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After each specific smell neuron is triggered, it travels down the axon where it congregates like a transfer station with other cells into the glomerulus. Inside the glomerulus, the olfactory axons meet up with the dendrites of the mitral cells which relays the signal to the brain. For each mitral cell there are many olfactory axons synapsing with it and each represents a single volatile chemical. As a result, every combination of an olfactory neuron and a mitral cell is like a single note and the smell coming off food triggers countless of those combinations forming a delicious musical cord of
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