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Nucleus Accumbens

Page history last edited by Jim Davies 13 years ago

Location:

The Nucleus Accumbens is located at the base of the forebrain

 

Function:

A collection of neurons that is thought to play multiple roles in reward, pleasure, addiction, fear and laughter

 

Mnemonic:

Recognize Nucleus Accumbens as Nucleus Accumbents

 

Explination:

The word accumbent is defined as lying down or leaning against something in a position of comfort. Therefore, recognize Nucleus Accumbens as a resting or lying down body of neurons that engage in happy fearfull and addicitve behaviors. The main point of this Mnemonic is to vision a body of neurons like a body of inviduals engaging in various behaviors.

   

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