Talk:Habenula

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Needs a photo, diagram or something. RJFJR 13:52, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Are dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin classed as neuromodulators or neurotransmitters? RJFJR 19:52, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Actually serotonin is both, I changed the wording to reflect this. As far as the technical tag, there isn't really any way to simplify this, a diagram is really needed. I'll look for one on other brain anatomy articles. I also cleaned it up and added some wikilinks.--killing sparrows 10:36, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Image added, habenula not directly labelled but area is much easier to visualize now.--killing sparrows 10:36, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

more stuff[edit]

I've added a bunch of (referenced!) info and rearranged a little. There is much more to be said about the habenula, but I don't have time to say it all.

The only main thing I've removed is the claim that habenula does not project to the pineal gland: Rønnekleiv and Møller (1979) apparently found a connection, or so suggests section 2.2.1 in the Lecourtier and Kelly reference. If someone wants to add that claim back in, please include a reference for it.

I also removed the claim that the habenula is the only nucleus in the epithalamus. The page on the epithalamus does not seem to agree (though it has no references). Feel free to re-add if the claim can be supported in a reference. (am user User:Digfarenough, but am too lazy to sign in) -- 128.197.81.180 (talk) 20:22, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

News[edit]

  • Link between habenula and deep depression

Hi! I'm not a specialist and I'm not sure if this news can be useful for this article, so I prefer the usual editors of this article to decide. I believe that it would be useful to include at least some abstract like "Some studies demonstrated the important role that habenula plays in certain kinds of deep depresions", and a reference to this news or the original article. Perhaps, even a reference to Dr. Sartorius hypothesis can be included.

http://esciencenews.com/articles/2010/01/08/deep.brain.stimulation.successful.treatment.severely.depressive.patient

Pmronchi (talk) 01:55, 10 January 2010 (UTC)