Three dimensional anatomy of the human nucleus accumbens

  title={Three dimensional anatomy of the human nucleus accumbens},
  author={Lia Lucas-Neto and Daniel Neto and Edson Oliveira and Hugo Martins and Beatriz Mourato and Francisco Correia and Alexandre Rainha-Campos and Ant{\'o}nio Gonçalves-Ferreira},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
The Nucleus accumbens (Acc) is the main structure of the ventral striatum. It acts as a motor-limbic interface, being involved in emotional and psychomotor functions, frequently disturbed in neuropsychiatric disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder and addiction. Most of the studies concerning the Acc were made in animals and those performed in humans are contradictory. Nevertheless, it has become a target for stereotactic deep brain stimulation for some of those diseases, when… CONTINUE READING


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