Spatial and temporal integration in primary trigeminal nucleus of rattlesnake infrared system.

@article{STANFORD1984SpatialAT,
  title={Spatial and temporal integration in primary trigeminal nucleus of rattlesnake infrared system.},
  author={LANGLEYQFLAMINGO. STANFORD and Peter H. Hartline},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={1077-90}
}
The spatial and temporal characteristics of the infrared responses of single neurons in the nucleus of the lateral descending trigeminal tract (LTTD) of the rattlesnake were investigated. The LTTD is the sole projection site of trigeminal neurons that innervate the thermoreceptive pit organ. In contrast to the responses of the primary infrared neurons, which have phasic and tonic components, the neurons in the LTTD respond strictly phasically to a sustained infrared stimulus. During an… CONTINUE READING

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