Human Somatosensory Processing and Artificial Somatosensation
Human somatosensory pathway. (a) Schematic diagram. (b) Flow chart. The red line is the ascending somatosensory pathway, which refers to the neural pathways by which haptic information from the peripheral mechanoreceptor is transmitted to the cerebral cortex. The blue line is the descending motor pathway, which refers to the pathways by which motor signals are sent from the brain to lower motor neurons in joint and muscle.
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