November 29, 2022

How two intermingled sensory pathways combine to encode touch

  • RESEARCH BRIEFINGS
  • 23 November 2022

Touch signals from the skin are carried to the brain by intermingled projections of two pathways in the spinal cord. These pathways convey distinct features of tactile stimuli, and converge differentially on brainstem neurons that direct different aspects of touch to various brain regions.

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