Functional neuroanatomical review of the ventral tegmental area

@article{Trutti2019FunctionalNR,
  title={Functional neuroanatomical review of the ventral tegmental area},
  author={Anne C. Trutti and Martijn J. Mulder and Bernhard Hommel and Birte U. Forstmann},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2019},
  volume={191},
  pages={258-268}
}
ABSTRACT The ventral tegmental area (VTA) and substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) are assumed to play a key role in dopamine‐related functions such as reward‐related behaviour, motivation, addiction and motor functioning. Although dopamine‐producing midbrain structures are bordering, they show significant differences in structure and function that argue for a distinction when studying the functions of the dopaminergic midbrain, especially by means of neuroimaging. First, unlike the SNc, the… Expand
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