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- adj. Of or pertaining to tegmentum or the ventral portion of the mesencephalon
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- adj. Of or pertaining to a tegument or tegmentum
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the tegmentum.
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The other region central to the "love response" is the ventral tegmental area, also a key component of the brain's reward circuitry and home to cells that manufacture dopamine, the neurotransmitter that enables obsessive focus, feelings of elation and even mania.
Having established our respect for the medial forebrain specifically its ventral tegmental area, Linden explains the exact pleasure processes involved in drugs, food, sex, gambling and generosity.
In the obese women, the images triggered a strong response in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), a tiny spot in the midbrain where dopamine, the "desire chemical," is released.
Both glucocorticoids and addictive drugs stimulate cells in a part of the brain called the ventral tegmental area (which sits atop the brainstem), to release the neurotransmitter dopamine.
The ventral tegmental area is a clump of cells that make dopamine, a natural stimulant, and sends it out to many brain regions [when one is in love]. ...
Deep in the brain, there are areas called the nucleus accumbens and ventral tegmental area, also known as the “pleasure centers.”
The brain operates on a reward system in which the ventral tegmental area VTA and nucleus accumbens, termed “pleasure centers,” release dopamine into the frontal cortex.
She says that when we're passionate about a person, the "ventral tegmental" area in the primitive part of our brains activates the same part that is activated by cocaine, by the way.
We found activity in a tiny little factory near the base of the brain called the ventral tegmental area.
They found robust activity in a brain region called the ventral tegmental area, which is rich in dopamine, a brain chemical connected to feelings of pleasure.