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Ventrolateral Amygdaloid Nucleus

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This page covers biological details of component Ventrolateral Amygdaloid Nucleus. Region is part of aHuman target integrated biological model.

  • Top-down path to region: Forebrain Telencephalon -> Extended Amygdala (FAM.FT.EXTAM) -> Amygdala (FAM.FT.AM) -> Basolateral Nuclear Complex (FAM.FT.AM.BL) -> Lateral Amygdaloid Nucleus (FAM.FT.AM.LA) -> Ventrolateral Amygdaloid Nucleus (FAM.FT.AM.LAVL) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Forebrain - Affective Motivations Area (FAM)
  • Area circuit: Fast Unconditional Sensory Data and Association Memory (FAMXUS)
  • Role: processor.affective
  • Function: unconditional stimulus input - visual, auditory and somatic, convergence from thalamus
  • Notes to function:
    • LA1
    • LGN, MGBm, PIL




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Role Reference
FAM FAM.FD.TH.PT Paratenial Nucleus of Thalamus excitatory-glu uncertain Amygdalar disruption of prefrontal cortex (TH -> AM, abstract)
NSA NSA.FD.TH.SG Suprageniculate Nucleus of Thalamus excitatory-glu uncertain Amygdalar disruption of prefrontal cortex (TH -> AM, abstract)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Role Reference
FAM FAM.FT.AM.BP Parvicellular Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Amygdala and its network (LA -> BLN, abstract)
FMM FMM.NC.PH.PAS Parasubiculum excitatory-glu uncertain Detailed amygdalohippocampal projections (L -> PaS, abstract)

Thirdparty Circuits


CGa=Anterior Cingulate Cortex,NC.AL.ACG (see Anterior Cingulate Area)
CGp=Posterior Cingulate Cortex,NCP.NC.MPL.PSCG
Caudate=Caudate Nucleus,FEC.FT.CN (see Basal Ganglia)
FEF=Frontal Eye Field,NMA.NC.PMC.FEF (see Premotor Cortex)
LIP=Lateral Intraparietal Sulcus,NPE.NC.IPS.LIP
NAC=Accumbens Nucleus,FEC.FT.ACC (see Basal Ganglia)
OFC=Orbitofrontal Cortex,NC.AL.OPFC (see Orbitomedial Prefrontal Cortex)
PFC=Mid-Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex,NDM.NC.AL.DLPFC (see Lateral Prefrontal Cortex)
SC=Superior Colliculus,MM.SC (see Reflexes Nuclei of Midbrain Mesencephalon)
SEF=Supplementary Eye Field,NPE.NC.SMC.SEF
SNc=Substantia Nigra Pars Compacta Lateral,FEC.FT.SNC.LT
SNr=Substantia Nigra Pars Reticulata Dorsolateral,FEC.FT.SNR.DL
VTA=Ventral Tegmental Area,LMC.MM.VTA

BLN=Parvicellular Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.BP
CEA=Central Amygdala,FAM.FT.AM.CEA (see Amygdala)
EC=Entorhinal Cortex,FMM.NC.PH.ET (see Rhinal Cortex)
HC=Hippocampus,FMM.FT.HC (see Hippocampal Formation)
HTS=Lateral Hypothalamic Nucleus,LAC.FD.HT.LTN
ITC=Inferotemporal Cortex,NSA.NC.IT.TE
LA=Lateral Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.LA (see Amygdala)
LHB=Lateral Habenula,FAM.FD.LHB (see Habenula)
MD=Mediodorsal Nucleus of Thalamus,FD.TH.MD (see Cognitive Thalamus)
MPFC=Orbitomedial Prefrontal Cortex,NC.AL.OMPFC
NACC=Accumbens Nucleus,FEC.FT.ACC (see Basal Ganglia)
PAG=Periaqueductal Gray Matter,LMC.MM.PAG
RMTG=Rostromedial Tegmental Nucleus,FEC.HT.TG.RMTG
STC=Wernicke's area A3,NSA.NC.STG.A3
VGDM=Vagus Nucleus,LAC.HL.VGN
VTA=Ventral Tegmental Area,LMC.MM.VTA

ABmg=Accessory Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.AB
Bmg=Magnocellular Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.BM
Bpc=Parvicellular Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.BP
CA1D=Distal CA1 of Hippocampus,FMM.FT.HC.CA1D
CA1P=Proximal CA1 of Hippocampus,FMM.FT.HC.CA1P
L=Lateral Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.LA (see Amygdala)