Talk:Olfactory system

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Summary table[edit]

I have removed this table (reproduced below), since I think it counts as unencyclopedic content. Regarding these proposed tables, editors might like to follow the discussion here Famousdog (talk) 10:24, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Name Function
Olfactory receptor neuron Is a cell with protruding cilia inside the Olfactory epithelium. The cilia or dendrites protrude into a layer of mucus where odorahe main olfactory bulb and the accessory olfactory bulb. It is made up of the following three layers of cells.
Glomerulus Glomeruli are spherical structures that are separated by periglomerular cells and make up the first/outer layer of the olfactory bulb. It is in these structures that dendrites of mitral cells make contact with the olfactory nerves.
Mitral cells Are the main neuron cells of the olfactory bulb. Dendrites of the mitral cells reside in the glomeruli while the axons of the mitral cells merge together to form the lateral olfactory tract.
Granuleleus Is one part of the brain that processes odour information. It is located just behind the olfactory bulb. It passes information to several other parts of the brain, including the contralateral olfactory bulb, the piriform cortex, ipsilateral bulb and ipsilateral cortex.
Piriform cortex Also deals with the perception of odour information.
Amygdala Plays a major role in processing memory and emotional reactions.
Entorhinal cortex Receives information from all sensory systems. Plays an important part in memory.

Proposed merge with Olfaction[edit]

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These articles appear to share a similar scope, so I would like to ask what other editors and readers would think about a merge to olfactory system. Tom (LT) (talk) 02:42, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Compare Auditory system vs. Hearing, or Gustatory system vs. Taste, or Visual system vs. Visual perception, or Vestibular system vs. Balance (ability). Those are all different articles.. on the other hand, Touch redirects to Somatosensory system, so having different articles for "the system" vs. "the sense" isn't universal, but it's more common. See, for example, Template:Sensory system. But I don't really have a strong opinion one way or another. Mark M (talk) 08:56, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

No — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.171.128.161 (talk) 12:59, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

With no consensus I withdraw this merge proposal. --Tom (LT) (talk) 09:52, 7 August 2016 (UTC)


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Proposed merge with Olfactory transduction[edit]

Like visual system and other articles, this can be easily merged into the main "System" article (which is quite small), benefitting readers by decreasing needless fragmentation and centralising this useful information. Tom (LT) (talk) 19:56, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Tom (LT) I went ahead and "merged" them. I put it in quotes because I found the olfactory transduction article almost entirely incomprehensible, so I re-wrote it and added it as a subsection of this article and didn't really take anything from the original version. PermStrump(talk) 07:35, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for being bold and just doing it , Permstrump :). --Tom (LT) (talk) 09:52, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

History section[edit]

I am thinking of elaborating the history segment of this article. Filling in the history of the olfactory system, would this be alright?

You're very welcome to! Let me know if I can help in any way --Tom (LT) (talk) 09:52, 7 August 2016 (UTC)