Guide to Neural Pathways

Neural Pathways

Descending Tracts
Motor

Ascending Tracts
Sensory

Pyramidal
Voluntary

Extrapyramidal
Involuntary

Spinothalamic

Spinotectal
Visual Reflex

Dorsal White Column
vibration, fine touch, proprioception, 2pt discrimination

Corticospinal
Brain to rest of the body

Corticobulbar
Brain to the cranial nerves

Reticulospinal

Tectospinal
Crosses @ medial longitudinal Fasciculus

Anterior
Crude Touch

Lateral
Pain and Temperature

Cuneate Lateral
Decussates at the Decussation of the Pyramids

Gracilis
T7 and below

Anterior
10% that does not decussate at Decussation of Pyramids

Pontine
Uncrossed: Anterior White Column

Medullary
Crossed & uncrossed: lateral White Column

T6 and above

Rubrospinal
Crosses @ lateral white column

Olivospinal
Uncrossed

Vestibulospinal
Uncrossed

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