Lemniscus

lemniscus : is a bundle of secondary sensory fibers within the brain stem which terminates in specific relay nuclei of the diencephalon

There are four Lemnisci

Medial lemniscus- Fine touch and pressure. Tactile localization and 2 point discrimination.

Lateral lemnicus-Fibres from trapezoid body. Auditory pathway.

Spinal lemniscus-Fibres from lateral spinothalamic tract. Pain and temperature.

Trigeminal lemniscus- General sensations from trigeminal area of face.

Anterior spinothalamic tract carrying crude touch and pressure joins medial lemniscus.

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