Functional connectivity of substantia nigra and ventral tegmental area: maturation during adolescence and effects of ADHD.

Dopaminergic (DArgic) pathways play crucial roles in brain function and their disruption is implicated in various neuropsychiatric diseases. Here, we demonstrate in 402 healthy children/adolescents (12 ± 3 years) and 704 healthy young adults (23 ± 5 years) that the functional connectivity of DA pathways matures significantly from childhood to adulthood and… CONTINUE READING