Ventral tegmental area

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Ventral tegmental area
Abbreviations: VTA A10

Ventral tegmentum

Category: Ventral tegmental area

Cerebral peduncle


Left ventral tegmental area
Right ventral tegmental area

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Ventral tegmental area (VTA) is an area close the the substantia nigra pars compacta with dopaminergic neurons. According to Oades and Halliday VTA in the rat lies 'close to the midline on the floor of the midbrain'[1] and the substantia nigra is lateral to the area.

[edit] Papers

  1. Reward, motivation, and emotion systems associated with early-stage intense romantic love
  2. The neural basis of unconditional love

[edit] References

  1. R. D. Oades, G. M. Halliday (1987). "Ventral tegmental (A10) system: neurobiology. 1. anatomy and connectivity". Brain Research Reviews missing volume: missing pages.
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