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The dorsal columns, or posterior columns, are ascending pathways primarily concerned with sensory function. They are responsible for transmitting vibration, conscious proprioception, and fine (discriminative) touch 1,2.
The dorsal columns are divided two tracts, which are discussed separately 2:
- 1. Gates P. Clinical neurology: a primer 1st ed. Elsevier Australia; 2010.
- 2. Waxman SG. Clinical neuroanatomy 27th ed. McGraw Hill; 2013.