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Dr Peter Brennan

Dr Peter Brennan

Dr Peter Brennan
M.A.(Cantab.), Ph.D.(Cantab.)


Area of research

Pheromones and olfactory Learning

Office D2
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2249
Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2241

Research summary

Humans take their sense of smell for granted, but it is the major sensory system for most animals. There has recently been a molecular genetics-led revolution in our understanding of this previously neglected sense. Now a major focus of research effort is devoted to understanding the processing of odour information and the role of learning in odour perception. In particular, recent findings have shed light on the diversity of specialised chemosensory subsystems that mediate innate behavioural and physiological responses to pheromones.

My group's research is focused on investigating the neural basis of learning in the olfactory bulb, at the ...

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