Home to many of the brain's dopamine neurons, and a circuit vital for processing rewarding stimuli and drugs of abuse, the mesolimbic pathway is a rewarding part of the brain to study! While this pathway is often depicted as a stream of information from the ventral tegmental area (VTA) in the middle of the brain to the nucleus accumbens in the forebrain, we know that information goes both ways. The neurons in the nucleus accumbens actually send inhibitory signals back to the dopamine neurons in the VTA and these inputs play an important role in shaping behavior (Yang et. al 2018).
Show off your love for this exciting brain circuit and research area by wearing it on your new favorite sweatshirt. This sturdy and warm sweatshirt will become a new staple in your wardrobe, keeping you warm and cozy all year long. A pre-shrunk, classic fit sweater that's made with air-jet spun yarn for a soft feel.
• 8.0 oz., 50/50 cotton/polyester
• Classic fit Gildan
• Reduced pilling and softer air-jet spun yarn
• 1x1 athletic rib knit collar, cuffs and waistband, with spandex
• Double-needle stitched collar, shoulders, armholes, cuffs and waistband
Christine is wearing a size small, with sleeves and sweatshirt tucked for a better fit in one photo, and untucked in another.