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Dopamine modulates risk-taking as a function of baseline sensation-seeking trait.

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Trait sensation-seeking, defined as a need for varied, complex, and intense sensations, represents a relatively underexplored hedonic drive in human behavioral neuroscience research. It is related to increased risk for a range of behaviors including substance use, gambling, and risky sexual practice. Individual differences in self-reported sensation-seeking have been linked to brain dopamine function, particularly at D2-like receptors, but so far no causal evidence exists for a role of dopami...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Journal:
Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Volume:
33
Issue:
32
Pages:
12982-12986
Publication date:
2013-08-01
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EISSN:
1529-2401
ISSN:
0270-6474
Source identifiers:
416705

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