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Smell Experience During Critical Period Alters Brain

December 5, 2007

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Genes may provide the land, but experience defines the landscape. Now, researchers at Rockefeller University show that during the first few days of life, chronic exposure to carbon dioxide rather than air, alters the activity of projection neurons and interneurons in the fly brain--research that is first to show that the olfactory system is plastic. Full Story

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