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In what way does exposure to a certain smell for some time causes them to loose sensitivity and have a lesser electrical response

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    $\begingroup$ You may find providing a little more research/context will help net more useful answers? For example, is there research that shows reduced olfactoy sensitivity is a peripheral phenomenon occurring at the receptors, as opposed to sensory filtering that happens in the CNS? I'm also curious about time scales. Are you interested in long-term exposure and/or chronic loss of sensitivity or more short-term/transient phenomena, like when you get in a funky smelling car but stop noticing after a few minutes? $\endgroup$ – MikeyC Jul 1 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ Both, long term exposure as in you cant tell if you smell bad because ur used to ur smell and short term as in u keep smelling a perfume and u stop smelling it for a short period of time $\endgroup$ – Octavylon Jul 1 at 16:31
  • $\begingroup$ in what way is that different to any neural adaptation? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neural_adaptation $\endgroup$ – aliential Jul 2 at 2:27

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