BrainRegionFEC FT VP DL

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Ventral Pallidum Dorsolateral

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This page covers biological details of component Ventral Pallidum Dorsolateral. Region is part of aHuman target integrated biological model.

  • Top-down path to region: Forebrain Telencephalon -> Basal Ganglia (FEC.FT.BG) -> Globus Pallidus (FEC.FT.GP) -> Ventral Pallidum (FEC.FT.VP) -> Ventral Pallidum Dorsolateral (FEC.FT.VP.DL) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Forebrain - Execution Control Area (FEC)
  • Area circuit: Motor Motivational Salience (FECLM)
  • Role: basal.ganglia.pallidum
  • Function: motivational loop, NAcc-core
  • Notes to function:
    • projects to STN, MD
    • circuit - VP-DL-rostral, DLPFC, NAcc-core-rostral, MD-rostral-lateral
    • circuit - VP-DL-caudal, DINS, NAcc-core-caudal, MD-caudal-medial




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Role Reference
FEC FEC.FT.ACC.CORE Nucleus Accumbens Core inhibitory-gaba uncertain Craving (NACC -> VPAL, abstract)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Role Reference
FEC FEC.FT.SNR.MED Substantia Nigra Pars Reticulata Medial inhibitory-gaba uncertain Craving (VPAL -> SNr, abstract)
NMA NMA.FD.TH.MDL Lateral Mediodorsal Nucleus of Thalamus inhibitory-gaba uncertain Saccadic Vision (BG -> Thalamus, abstract)

Thirdparty Circuits


BG=Basal Ganglia,FEC.FT.BG
CN=Caudate Nucleus,FEC.FT.CN (see Basal Ganglia)
CR=Cerebellum,LLC.HT.CR (see Cerebellar Complex)
FrontalCortex=Anterior Lobe,NC.LOBE.ANT
GPe=Globus Pallidus External,FEC.FT.GPE (see Basal Ganglia)
LGN=Lateral Geniculate Nucleus,NSA.FD.LGN
LIP=Lateral Intraparietal Sulcus,NPE.NC.IPS.LIP
RF=Pontine Reticular Formation,HT.RF
Retina=Retinal Nucleus,LPC.FD.RT
SCi=Superior Colliculus,MM.SC (see Reflexes Nuclei of Midbrain Mesencephalon)
SCs=Superior Colliculus,MM.SC (see Reflexes Nuclei of Midbrain Mesencephalon)
SNpr=Substantia Nigra Pars Reticulata Dorsolateral,FEC.FT.SNR.DL
STN=Subthalamic Nucleus,FEC.FD.STN (see Subthalamus Area)
VisualCortex=Occipital Lobe,NC.LOBE.OCC

NACC=Accumbens Nucleus,FEC.FT.ACC (see Basal Ganglia)
OMPFC=Orbitofrontal Cortex,NC.AL.OPFC (see Orbitomedial Prefrontal Cortex)
SNr=Substantia Nigra Pars Reticulata Medial,FEC.FT.SNR.MED
VPAL=Ventral Pallidum,FEC.FT.VP (see Basal Ganglia)
VTA=Ventral Tegmental Area,LMC.MM.VTA