Response of the Tail of the Ventral Tegmental Area to Aversive Stimuli

Abstract

The GABAergic tail of the ventral tegmental area (tVTA), also named rostromedial tegmental nucleus (RMTg), exerts an inhibitory control on dopamine neurons of the VTA and substantia nigra. The tVTA has been implicated in avoidance behaviors, response to drugs of abuse, reward prediction error, and motor functions. Stimulation of the lateral habenula (LHb… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/npp.2016.139

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@article{SnchezCataln2017ResponseOT, title={Response of the Tail of the Ventral Tegmental Area to Aversive Stimuli}, author={Mar{\'i}a-Jos{\'e} S{\'a}nchez-Catal{\'a}n and Fanny Faivre and Ipek Yalçin and Marc-Antoine Muller and Dominique Massotte and Monique Majchrzak and Michel Barrot}, journal={Neuropsychopharmacology}, year={2017}, volume={42}, pages={638-648} }