Trigeminal interpolaris/caudalis transition neurons mediate reflex lacrimation evoked by bright light in the rat.

@article{Okamoto2012TrigeminalIT,
  title={Trigeminal interpolaris/caudalis transition neurons mediate reflex lacrimation evoked by bright light in the rat.},
  author={Keiichiro Okamoto and Akimasa Tashiro and Randall M Thompson and Yasuhiro Nishida and David A. Bereiter},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={3492-9}
}
Abnormal sensitivity to bright light can cause discomfort or pain and evoke protective reflexes such as lacrimation. Although the trigeminal nerve is probably involved, the mechanism linking luminance to somatic sensory nerve activity remains uncertain. This study determined the effect of bright light on second-order ocular neurons at the ventral trigeminal… CONTINUE READING