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  • February 20, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I’m sorry, but this is an incorrect and conceptually awful post. It goes from one incorrect overgeneralization (all direct) to another (all thalamic). Even if this conclusion was consistent with the literature (which it isn’t), it also assumes that it would be impossible for us to discover a nonthalamic sensory path.

    I recommend the author read about the spinomesencephalic/spinotectal tracts, and more generally about the innervation of the superior and inferior colliculi, lateral lemniscus, and especially the olivary body (which has tonotopically organized projections in from the hair cells of the cochlea, and project to the cerebellum before making their way to the corrtex),

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