The pathways for somatosensory impulses from the spinal cord to the thalamus. There is an anterior and a lateral. The anterior is for touch and pressure sensations and the lateral are for pain and temperature information.

SPINOTHALAMIC TRACTS: "The spinothalamic tracts run from the spinal cord to the thalamus."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SPINOTHALAMIC TRACTS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spinothalamic-tracts/ (accessed October 23, 2020).