VENTRAL TEGMENTAL AREA

a region inside the midbrain ventral onto the periaqueductal gray and the dorsal to the substantial nigra. It makes up a portion of the limbic system, carrying dopaminergic neurons to the mesolimbic and mesocortical system.

VENTRAL TEGMENTAL AREA: "The ventral tegmental area can be viewed on several pages in your textbook, in brain diagrams and spliced views of the brain."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VENTRAL TEGMENTAL AREA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ventral-tegmental-area/ (accessed January 23, 2021).
SHARE