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Modulation of Selective Processes in Learning by Neocortical and Limbic Dopamine: Studies of Behavioural Strategies

  • Robert Oades
  • Michael Rea
  • Khalid Taghzouti
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 28)

Abstract

The main dopaminergic (DA) systems of the mammalian CNS are the diencephalic tubero-infundibular and incerto-hypothalamic (A11–14) and the mesencephalic long-axon (A8–10) projections to the forebrain (Lindvall and Björklund, 1978). The A9 group preferentially innervates the striatum and cingulate cortex (Beckstead et al., 1979), whereas the ventral tegmental area (VTA-A10) projects to the prefrontal, cingulate, suprarhinal and entorhinal cortices (mesocortical system, M/C) and underlying limbic structures such as the amygdala, septo-hippocampal complex and the nucleus accumbens (mesolimbic system, M/L, Simon, 1981).

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Prefrontal Cortex Ventral Tegmental Area Latent Inhibition Entorhinal Cortex Active Avoidance 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Oades
    • 1
  • Michael Rea
    • 2
  • Khalid Taghzouti
    • 3
  1. 1.PfungstadtGermany
  2. 2.MPG ForschungsgruppeUniv.-FrauenklinikMünsterGermany
  3. 3.INSERM 259BordeauxFrance

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