Reward and aversion in a heterogeneous midbrain dopamine system.


The ventral tegmental area (VTA) is a heterogeneous brain structure that serves a central role in motivation and reward processing. Abnormalities in the function of VTA dopamine (DA) neurons and the targets they influence are implicated in several prominent neuropsychiatric disorders including addiction and depression. Recent studies suggest that the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2013.03.019


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