Sir/Madam which part of the brain receives inputs from olfactory nerves

Asked by JITHIN J ROY roy | 5th May, 2013, 06:26: AM

Expert Answer:

The olfactory nerve, or cranial nerve I, is the first of twelve cranial nerves. The olfactory nerve is sensory in nature and originates on the olfactory mucosa in the anterosuperior nasal cavity.
The cerebral cortex that receive direct projections from the olfactory bulb (via mitral cell axons) are collectively referred to as the olfactory cortex. Olfactory cortex is the one area of cortex that receives direct sensory input without an inter posed thalamic connection. Most of the olfactory cortex is of a primitive 3-layered type. The olfactory cortex is located on the base of the frontal lobe and medial aspect of the temporal lobe. From the olfactory cortex, olfactory information is relayed via the mediodorsal nucleus of the thalamus to the insular and orbitofrontal cortex

Answered by  | 9th May, 2013, 12:44: PM

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