Keiichiro Okamoto, Akimasa Tashiro, Randall Thompson, Yasuhiro Nishida and David A. Bereiter Trigeminal interpolaris/caudalis transition neurons mediate reflex lacrimation evoked by bright light in the rat European Journal of Neuroscience 36
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08272.x
Abnormal sensitivity to bright light can cause discomfort or pain and evoke protective reflexes such as lacrimation. Although the trigeminal nerve likely is involved, the mechanism linking luminance to somatic sensory nerve activity remains uncertain.
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