ventral tegmentum love

ventral tegmentum


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  • n. A part of the midbrain, close to the substantia nigra and the red nucleus, that contains dopamine and serotonin.
  • n. The part of the mesencephalon that projects to the nucleus accumbens via the mesolimbic pathway and to the cortex via the mesocortical pathway


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  • "Even once we've found someone that we don't want to overlook, science has a thing or two to say about how to make love at first sight last a lifetime: 'To kickstart the levels of dopamine in the ventral tegmental, do novel things,' says Fisher. 'Constantly change your schedule so you never get bogged down in each other's routine.'" The Guardian Dating Supplement 24th January 2009.

    January 25, 2009