Introduction to the Sense of Smell

Introduction to the Sense of Smell

About This Video

This first segment (of three) of our interview with Dr. Kevin Kelliher from the University of Idaho gives an overview of the olfactory system from a biological perspective. Dr. Kelliher's research focuses on olfaction and its role in social interactions in mice. In the following segments of the interview, specific topics, such as pheromones, mate selection and olfaction (linked to the major histocompatibility complex MHC), and the possible impact of a parasite (toxoplasma gondii) in controlling the behavior of host organisms via olfaction will be discussed.
Tags:
neuroscience, olfaction, smell, olfactory bulb, MHC, mice, mate selection, toxoplasma gondii
Duration:
00:17:45