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The ventral tegmental area is a dopaminergic nucleus in the midbrain, which plays a role in memory, learning and the reward system.As the detailed functionality of the local VTA network and its role in cognitive processing is largely unknown, Luuk van der Velden studies this network to better understand how it supports the varied tasks it is implicated in.

Event details of Functional connectivity in the ventral tegmental area of the brain
Date 4 April 2018
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

L.J.J. van der Velden: Drumming with Dopamine Neurons: Resonance and Synchronization in the Ventral Tegmental Area.


Prof. W.J. Wadman


Dr T.R. Werkman

Dr M.A. Vinck (Ernst Strüngmann Institute)


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.