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The dopamine pathways in the brain Dopamine is transmitted via three major pathways. The first extends from the substantia nigra to the caudate nucleus-putamen (neostriatum) and is concerned with sensory stimuli and movement. The second pathway projects from the ventral tegmentum to the mesolimbic forebrain and is thought to be associated with cognitive, reward and emotional behaviour. The third pathway, known as the tubero-infundibular system, is concerned with neuro…


The thalamus is the gateway to the cerebral cortex; assists with motor control and relaying signals to the cerebellum; and plays a role in memory and emotional responses via the limbic system


This Is Your Brain on Writing

For the first time, researchers have used fMRI scanners to track the brain activity of writers as they created fiction. The results have drawn strong reactions from other scientists.


This is a transverse view of the caudate nucleus from a structural MR image.


Because of its anatomical proximity to the caudate nucleus, the stria terminalis, which represents a major efferent pathway of the amygdala to the hypothalamus, is included as well. Description from I searched for this on


The cortico–subcortical network that underlies neglect. The putamen, caudate nucleus & pulvinar are the subcortical nuclei that are associated w/ neglect. known to have direct anatomical connections w/ the superior temporal cortex. superior temporal gyrus (STG) is the area that is involved in pts w/ neglect after cortical damage. Lesions confined to either the parietal or the frontal lobe (Brodmann areas 40 or 44) are rarely associated w/ spatial neglect (parietal lobe 4–5%; frontal lobe…


Dopaminergic Pathways: Nigrostriatal System (Substantia Nigra --> Caudate Nucleus & Putamen); Mesolimbic System (Ventral Tegmental --> Limbic); Mesocortical System (Ventral Tegmental --> PFC)

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Too Fast, Too Furious; Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease- inherited condition in which nerve cells in the brain break down over time


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Shows the pineal gland, medulla, thalamus, caudate nucleus, corpus callosum…