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Activity in the Ventral Tegmental Area (VTA) due to satisfaction from LOVE

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2-Minute Neuroscience: Suprachiasmatic Nucleus

Locations of the substantia nigra and the ventral tegmental area in the midbrain

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From Knowing Neurons blog. MRI scan showing in red the ventral tegmental area (VTA), a collection of cells that provide one of the main sources of dopamine.

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Important brain reward pathway confirmed by researchers

Partial view of labelled neurons in reward circuitry that starts in dorsal raphe (pictured – ventral tegmental area).

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Illustration of the structures that compose the limbic system in the brain, including the amygdala, hippocampus, hypothalamus, nucleus accumbens, basal ganglia, and ventral tegmental area and substantia nigra.

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