olfactory lobe


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olfactory lobe

n.
A projection of the lower anterior portion of each cerebral hemisphere, functioning in the sense of smell.

olfac′tory lobe`



n.
the anterior part of each cerebral hemisphere, involved with olfactory functions.
[1855–60]
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To address questions of spatial summation within the aesthetasc array and competency of ORNs along the array, we designed an olfactometer to effect regional stimulation of the aesthetasc array while recording electrical activity from olfactory lobe (OL) interneurons in the brain of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii Girard.
Many four-legged animals including dogs have a keen sense of smell and are macrosmatic, which means they have a greater level of olfactory function with a complex nose design, as well as a large olfactory lobe in the brain.
Dianne Ackerman, author of A Natural History of the Senses, explains that our sense of smell developed from the oldest part of our brain, the olfactory lobe.
A similar procedure was followed ventrally from the area of the medulla oblongata to the infundibular stalk and from the olfactory lobe to the optic chiasma.
Most aromatherapies are inhalation-based and work by stimulating the brain's olfactory lobe, which affects the emotions.