Spinoreticular tract:

SPINoreticular TRACT REPRESENTED BY THE PURPLE NERVE FIBER TRAVELING UP FROM THE SPINAL CORd and synapsing in areas of the reticular formation in the brainstem.

SPINoreticular TRACT REPRESENTED BY THE PURPLE NERVE FIBER TRAVELING UP FROM THE SPINAL CORd and synapsing in areas of the reticular formation in the brainstem.

tract that is part of the anterolateral system and carries pain sensations to the reticular formation in the brainstem. The spinoreticular tract is thought to be important in directing attention toward painful stimuli.

Watch this 2-Minute Neuroscience video to learn more about the spinoreticular tract.