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…
Human brain anatomy - corpus striata (basal ganglia) coronal specimen: Putamen, globus pallidus, caudate (head), and nucleus accumbens. Image is from Temple University School of Medicine's Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology website, created by Marvin Sodicoff and adapted by Rod Bain, Andrew Blum, and David Ni.
Video games cause Alzheimer's due to loss of grey matter, claims study
Research by the University of Montreal found a link to mental illness. They claimed that gaming (stock image shown) uses the caudate nucleus in the brain. This can lead to a loss of grey matter in the hippocampus, and reduced volume of the hippocampus is associated with neurological and psychological disorders