"somatosensory cortex" are the places to which the thalamus delivers
this kind of information to the smell cells...i.e., to where "we" live.
The complexity with which this scheme is elaborated, and the roles
which the thalamus and some neocortical structures (e.g. prefrontal
cortex) play in INTEGRATING these streams of information and SELECTING
from them is overwhelming, but worth a lifetime of study. Even the
subdivisions, e.g. the way different aspects of visual information are
segregated and then re-integrated in the cortex, is in itself worth a
lifetime of study.
New York Neuropsychology Group