Myth or Fact? Information travels at one speed in your brain.
Knowing Neurons is an award-winning neuroscience education and outreach website that was created by young neuroscientists. The global team members at Knowing Neurons explain complicated ideas about the brain and mind clearly and accurately using powerful images, infographics, and animations to enhance written content. With an extensive social media presence, Knowing Neurons has become an important science communication outlet and resource for both students and teachers.
One thought on “Myth or Fact? Information travels at one speed in your brain.”
Isn’t it misleading to say that the brain has its priorities straight? The spinothalamic tract has little to no myelination fibers carrying pain sensory information (as well as warmth). The fastest track is from the dorsal column with the largest myelination taking place with proprioceptive information. I think the most common way of thinking is that important information like pain should be carried the fastest when it is actually not the case at all (without going into reflex arcs which dont travel to the brain).
Comments are closed.