Ventral tegmental area: cellular heterogeneity, connectivity and behaviour

@article{Morales2017VentralTA,
  title={Ventral tegmental area: cellular heterogeneity, connectivity and behaviour},
  author={Marisela Morales and Elyssa B. Margolis},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2017},
  volume={18},
  pages={73-85}
}
Dopamine-releasing neurons of the ventral tegmental area (VTA) have central roles in reward-related and goal-directed behaviours. VTA dopamine-releasing neurons are heterogeneous in their afferent and efferent connectivity and, in some cases, release GABA or glutamate in addition to dopamine. Recent findings show that motivational signals arising from the VTA can also be carried by non-dopamine-releasing projection neurons, which have their own specific connectivity. Both dopamine-releasing and… Expand

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