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Sensory tracts

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Which of the following aspects of sensation is carried by the Spinotectal Tract?

 
        A) Light touch, vibration, and proprioception from the body
 
        B) Pain and temperature from the body
 
        C) Affective aspects of somatic sensation and arousal
 
        D) Visual and somatic cues for orienting the head and body
 
        E) Pain and temperature from the head
 

 


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A) light touch, vibration, and proprioception from the body

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Sensations of light touch, vibration, and proprioception from the body are carried by the Dorsal Column / Medial Lemniscus, but not by the Spinotectal Tract.  (See References)

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B) pain and temperature from the body

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Sensations of pain and temperature from the body are carried by the Spinothalamic Tract, but not by the Spinotectal Tract.  (See References)

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C) affective aspects of somatic sensation and arousal

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Sensations of affective aspects of somatic sensation and arousal are carried by the Spinoreticulothalamic Tract, but not by the Spinotectal Tract.  (See References)

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D) visual and somatic cues for orienting the head and body

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Sensations of visual and somatic cues for orienting the head and body are carried by the Spinotectal Tract.  (See References)

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E) pain and temperature from the head

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Sensations of pain and temperature from the head are carried by the Trigeminothalamic Tract, but not by the Spinotectal Tract.  (See References)

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References:

1. Purves, D., Augustine, G.J., Fitzpatrick, D., Katz, L.C., Lamantia, A., McNamara, J.O., Williams, S.M. (Editors). (2004). Neuroscience. Sinauer Associates, Inc. Sunderland, MA.
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