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Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

2 Views Inside the Brain of a Fruit Fly

Caption: This shows two views inside the brain of a fruit fly while it is smelling; left: active glomeruli (represented by bright colors) after stimulation with a deterrent odor (linalool); right: active glomeruli after application of an attractant (3-methylthio-1-propanol). This shows that deterrent responses are generated in lateral areas of the brain, whereas attractant responses are generated in medial areas.

Credit: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology/Strutz

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