Brain activation during vaginocervical self-stimulation and orgasm in women with complete spinal cord injury: fMRI evidence of mediation by the vagus nerves.

@article{Komisaruk2004BrainAD,
  title={Brain activation during vaginocervical self-stimulation and orgasm in women with complete spinal cord injury: fMRI evidence of mediation by the vagus nerves.},
  author={Barry R. Komisaruk and Beverly Whipple and Audrita Crawford and Wen-Ching Liu and Andrew Kalnin and Kristine M. Mosier},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2004},
  volume={1024 1-2},
  pages={77-88}
}
Women diagnosed with complete spinal cord injury (SCI) at T10 or above report vaginal-cervical perceptual awareness. To test whether the Vagus nerves, which bypass the spinal cord, provide the afferent pathway for this response, we hypothesized that the Nucleus Tractus Solitarii (NTS) region of the medulla oblongata, to which the Vagus nerves project, is activated by vaginal-cervical self-stimulation (CSS) in such women, as visualized by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Regional… CONTINUE READING
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