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Steps to a neurochemistry of personality [Letter]

Lawrence, Andrew David, Koepp, M. J., Gunn, R. N., Cunningham, V. J. and Grasby, P. M. 1999. Steps to a neurochemistry of personality [Letter]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (3) , pp. 528-529. 10.1017/S0140525X99332040

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Abstract

Depue & Collins's (D&C's) work relies on extrapolation from data obtained through studies in experimental animals, and needs support from studies of the role of dopamine (DA) neurotransmission in human behaviour. Here we review evidence from two sources: (1) studies of patients with Parkinson's disease and (2) positron emission tomography (PET) studies of DA neurotransmission, which we believe lend support to Depue & Collins's theory, and which can potentially form the basis for a true neurochemistry of personality.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0140-525X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/35493

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