"Tactile" Stimulus Intensity: Information Transmission by Relay Neurons in Different Trigeminal Nuclei

Science  17 May 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3829, pp. 791-794
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3829.791


Comparison of the information transmitted about the intensity of a steady "tactile" stimulus applied to facial skin by single trigemino-thalamic neurons in nucleus oralis and nucleus caudalis indicates that little information loss occurs at the medial lemniscal synaptic relay (nucleus oralis), but that it is gross within the nucleus caudalis.