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any small compartment

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Because mitral cells are situated close to each other and have the same job description, Baldwin expected their info-sending axons to look similar.
It was the bizarrely unpredictable and diverse behavior of mitral cells that alerted Nathan Urban to the possibility that variety might help the brain do its job.
These cells then transmit electrical signals to the olfactory bulb, where mitral cells forward the signals to the brain for processing.
OB output is encoded in the spiking patterns of the primary OB neurons--the mitral and tufted mitral cells (MTCs)--which project directly to higher cortical centers.
By placing an electrical probe into individual excitatory neurons called mitral cells and exposing them to a complex computer-controlled noise stimulus, the researchers were able to determine how each cell responded.