Neural representation of cutaneous aftersensations by spinothalamic tract neurons.

@article{Price1978NeuralRO,
  title={Neural representation of cutaneous aftersensations by spinothalamic tract neurons.},
  author={Donald D. Price and Ronald L. Hayes and Mary Ann Ruda and Ronald Dubner},
  journal={Federation proceedings},
  year={1978},
  volume={37 9},
  pages={2237-9}
}
Temporal summation of second pain and long-lasting tactile-evoked aftersensations are examples of sensory phenomenons that cannot be explained on the basis of responses of primary afferents. Two distinct classes of monkey spinothalamic tract neurons have responses to controlled natural stimuli that parallel and thus could account for the above phenomenons. One class, termed wide-dynamic-range, receives excitatory effects from sensitive mechanoreceptive afferents and from various nociceptive… CONTINUE READING