Odor code sensor and odor reproduction

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Abstract

In biological olfactory systems, odor receptors receive odor molecules by recognizing the molecular information. Humans can sense the odor by the signal from these activated receptors. The combination of the activated receptors is called "odor code," and the odor codes are expressed as an "odor cluster map" of glomeruli on the olfactory bulb surface. The odor code is essential information for qualitative and quantitative analyses of odor sensation. In this chapter, development of odor sensors based on the odor code concept and an attempt to extract the parameters for odor coding from molecular informatics are described. Application of the obtained odor code for odor reproduction is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Olfactory Displays and Interfaces
Subtitle of host publicationOdor Sensing and Presentation
PublisherIGI Global
Pages457-470
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781466625211
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Hayashi, K. (2012). Odor code sensor and odor reproduction. In Human Olfactory Displays and Interfaces: Odor Sensing and Presentation (pp. 457-470). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2521-1.ch024