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Ventral Tegmental Area

Known as: Ventral tegmental nucleus (Tsai), A10a, VTA 
A region in the MESENCEPHALON which is dorsomedial to the SUBSTANTIA NIGRA and ventral to the RED NUCLEUS. The mesocortical and mesolimbic… Expand
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Review
2016
Review
2016
The mesolimbic dopamine system comprises neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and substantia nigra (SN), projecting to the… Expand
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Review
2016
Review
2016
Depression is the most prevalent and among the most debilitating of psychiatric disorders. The precise neurobiology of this… Expand
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
Ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopamine neurons have important roles in adaptive and pathological brain functions related to reward… Expand
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
Dopamine has a central role in motivation and reward. Dopaminergic neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) signal the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Current theories hypothesize that dopamine neuronal firing encodes reward prediction errors. Although studies in nonhuman species… Expand
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Review
2007
Review
2007
Ventral tegmental area (VTA) neuron firing precedes behaviors elicited by reward-predictive sensory cues and scales with the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Dopamine neurons play a key role in reward-related behaviors. Reward coding theories predict that dopamine neurons will be… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Excitatory projections from the prefrontal cortex (PFC) to the ventral tegmental area (VTA) play an important role in regulating… Expand
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Highly Cited
1983
Highly Cited
1983
The preceding editions made "The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates" the second most cited book in science. This Fifth Edition… Expand
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Highly Cited
1982
Highly Cited
1982
The organization of projection neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), and in adjacent parts of the raphe nuclei medial to… Expand
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