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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… 
National Institutes of Health

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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… 
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… 
Review
2010
Review
2010
Although cells in many brain regions respond to reward, the cortical-basal ganglia circuit is at the heart of the reward system… 
Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Current theories hypothesize that dopamine neuronal firing encodes reward prediction errors. Although studies in nonhuman species… 
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… 
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… 
Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
Physiological and pharmacological studies indicate that descending projections from the prefrontal cortex modulate dopaminergic… 
Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
1. Intracellular recordings were made from 241 ventral tegmental neurones in slices of rat midbrain. Seventy‐seven per cent of… 
Highly Cited
1983