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THE ROLE OF THE DORSAL COLUMNS IN NEUROPATHIC BEHAVIOR: EVIDENCE FOR PLASTICITY AND NON-SPECIFICITY
 

Summary: THE ROLE OF THE DORSAL COLUMNS IN NEUROPATHIC BEHAVIOR:
EVIDENCE FOR PLASTICITY AND NON-SPECIFICITY
N. E. SAADEL ,a;b√
M. BALIKI,a
C. EL-KHOURY,a
N. HAWWA,a
S. F. ATWEH,c
A. V. APKARIANd
and S. J. JABBURb
a
Department of Human Morphology, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
b
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
c
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
d
Department of Physiology and Neuroscience Institute, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA
AbstractŲDespite con£icting clinical and experimental evidence, textbook description of somatic sensations continues to
follow a rigid dichotomy based on the concept that pain sensation is transmitted cephalad primarily through anterolateral
pathways, while touch is mediated through the dorsal column pathway. This study provides an example of the dynamic

  

Source: Apkarian, A. Vania - Department of Physiology, Northwestern University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine