Dopamine CNS Pathways?

Mike Christie psyc002 at
Tue Nov 5 17:53:34 EST 1996


I'm currently trying to ascertain the exact projection sites/pathways in the brain 
for 2 major DA efferents.Currently I've got something that looks like this;

Messolimbic pathway;
	VTA (A10)=> Nucleus Accumbens ->Dorsal Hippocampus 	
	-> Entorhinal cortex (-> frontal cortex?)

Nigrostriatal pathway
	Substantia Nigra(A9) => Dorsal striatum (caudate) -> ? (mammillary 	

Are these right? Any additions, corrections, refs. etc most welcome.

Mike Christie
Dept. of Psychology
University of Canterbury
New Zealand

Psyc002 at

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