In this video, I discuss touch and the dorsal columns-medial lemniscus pathway. I describe the pathway somatosensory information takes from cutaneous receptors in the skin to the spinal cord and into either the fasciculus gracilis or fasciculus cuneatus. Then I follow the pathway through the medulla, to the ventral posterolateral nucleus of the thalamus, and on to the somatosensory cortex. I also briefly describe the somatotopic arrangment of the somatosensory cortex.
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