06/2018 - New Paper

Egea-Weiss A*, Renner A*, Kleineidam CJ, Szyszka P. 

High precision of spike timing across olfactory receptor neurons allows rapid odor coding in Drosophila

iScience, 2018

  • Olfactory receptor neuron responses are fast and temporally precise
  • Odor-evoked spikes can occur 3 ms after odorant arrival and jitter less than 1 ms
  • First-spike timing varies over a wider concentration range than spike rate
  • Neural network model demonstrates the plausibility of a spike-timing code for odors