Ventral Tegmental Area (VTA) is the area that synthesizes dopamine, which then sends to nucleus accumbens. Nucelus accumbens is the pleasure center, and it is stimulated by the neurotransmitter dopamine from VTA. VTA also sends dopamine to prefrontal cortex which regulates and controls these impulses. The locus coeruleus is the area packed with norepinephrine; and when stimulated by a lack of the addictive substance, will drives the person to do anything necessary to obtain a fix.

Ventral Tegmental Area (VTA) is the area that synthesizes dopamine, which then sends to nucleus accumbens. Nucelus accumbens is the pleasure center, and it is stimulated by the neurotransmitter dopamine from VTA. VTA also sends dopamine to prefrontal cortex which regulates and controls these impulses. The locus coeruleus is the area packed with norepinephrine; and when stimulated by a lack of the addictive substance, will drives the person to do anything necessary to obtain a fix.

nucleus accumbens

nucleus accumbens

The nucleus accumbens (NAcc), also known as the accumbens nucleus or as the nucleus accumbens septi (Latin for nucleus leaning against the septum or as The pleasure center)), is a collection of neurons and forms the main part of the ventral striatum. It is thought to play an important role in reward, pleasure, laughter, addiction, aggression, fear, and the placebo effect.

Nucleus accumbens - Núcleo accumbens – Núcleo accumbens é a área 34 de Brodmann e parte da via dopaminérgica mesolímbica. Recebe impulsos dopaminérgicos da área ventral tegmental (VTA).

Nucleus accumbens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nucleus accumbens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stimulant medications and the nucleus accumbens - Leonard Sax MD PhD, 2012

Stimulant medications and the nucleus accumbens - Leonard Sax MD PhD, 2012

The Nucleus Accumbens: A Comprehensive Review

The Nucleus Accumbens: A Comprehensive Review

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