Emonet Lab manuscript published in eLife.

image taken from figure 1 of the publication
June 28, 2019

Why does coffee smell like coffee, whether on a San Diego beach or in the middle of Manhattan? Olfactory systems can distinguish incoming odors from backgrounds, even though different odors activate many of the same olfactory receptors. A new theoretical study from the Emonet Lab shows how recently-discovered adaptation in olfactory receptor neurons can solve the problem of odor coding in different environments.

To view the publication, visit: https://elifesciences.org/articles/45293