Spinal lamina I neurons projecting to the parabrachial area of the cat midbrain.


We have observed a population of lamina I neurons in the cat that has projections to the parabrachial area (parabrachial and cuneiform nuclei). A subpopulation of these neurons also projects to the contralateral thalamus. The majority of projecting cells responded exclusively to noxious stimuli, a few wide-dynamic-range neurons were also observed… (More)