Baroreceptive and somatosensory convergent thalamic neurons project to the posterior insular cortex in the rat.

Connectivity between the rat posterior insula and the ventrobasal thalamus has been demonstrated anatomically. Neurons convergent for baroreceptor and nociceptive input have also been identified in the homologous anterior insula of the primate. Whether similar convergent cells exist in the ventrobasal thalamus was investigated in 30 urethane anesthetized… CONTINUE READING