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… (More)
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2016
Review
2016
Addictive substances are known to increase dopaminergic signaling in the mesocorticolimbic system. The origin of this dopamine… (More)
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2012
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2012
Dopamine has a central role in motivation and reward. Dopaminergic neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) signal the… (More)
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2012
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2012
Ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopamine neurons have important roles in adaptive and pathological brain functions related to reward… (More)
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2008
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2008
Current theories hypothesize that dopamine neuronal firing encodes reward prediction errors. Although studies in nonhuman species… (More)
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2006
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2006
The ventral tegmental area (VTA) and in particular VTA dopamine (DA) neurons are postulated to play a central role in reward… (More)
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2004
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2004
Dopamine neurons play a key role in reward-related behaviors. Reward coding theories predict that dopamine neurons will be… (More)
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1994
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1994
Microinfusions of the nicotinic antagonist dihydro-beta-erythroidine (DH beta E) were used to examine the role of the mesolimbic… (More)
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1992
Highly Cited
1992
1. Intracellular recordings were made from 241 ventral tegmental neurones in slices of rat midbrain. Seventy-seven per cent of… (More)
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1985
Highly Cited
1985
In unanesthetized rats the intravenous administration of low doses of ethanol (0.125-0.5 g/kg) produced a dose-dependent increase… (More)
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1979
Highly Cited
1979
Small injections of tritiated leucine and proline confined to the ventral tegmental area (AVT) were found to label fibers… (More)
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