olfactory brain


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n olfactory brain a center in the cerebral hemispheres that governs the sense of smell in lower animals; in humans it seems to mediate complex emotional behavior
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In literature:

The nasal aperture, or olfactory fossa, is very large, and is placed a little below the brain-case.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
In these cases the olfactory lobes of the brain are imperfectly developed.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
The olfactory nerves pass upward through its numerous perforations to reach the brain.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The nose is formed from two olfactory plates situated just in front of the mouth and in contact with the fore-brain.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
Set out in front of the brain are two distinct lobes, which are the olfactory lobes.
"The Relations of Science and Religion" by Henry Calderwood
Here are found a large number of rod-shaped cells which are connected with the brain by means of the olfactory nerve.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
Section through the olfactory involution and part of fore-brain of a larva on the ninth day after impregnation, shewing olfactory nerve.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In poetry:

The perfumed fields of blooming May,
The evening scent of new-mown hay
Touch nerve olfactory,
And carry to the thoughtful brain
Loved memories of a long-past train
That once was full of glee.
"The Five Senses" by Jared Barhite

In news:

That was because a 1968 study had found that the olfactory bulbs in their brains are smaller than those of other kinds of birds.