Dopamine release in the amygdaloid complex of the rat, studied by brain microdialysis.

The dopaminergic projection from the ventral tegmental area to the amygdaloid complex may be modulatory on the processes of associative learning in the latter region. We measured dopamine in four different amygdaloid subfields in the rat, using brain microdialysis. Extracellular levels of dopamine in two sites in the lateral nucleus were not consistently… CONTINUE READING