Reward pathway in the brain | Processing the Environment | MCAT | Khan Academy

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The visual displays an illustration of the human brain with annotations identifying various parts relevant to the brain’s reward pathway. Notable areas such as the nucleus accumbens, amygdala, ventral tegmental area (VTA), and the hippocampus are highlighted. These parts are interconnected and collectively responsible for processing dopamine, which significantly influences the reward and pleasure experiences in the brain. The mesolimbic pathway is also marked, denoting its role in the reward system.

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