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β-Adrenoceptor blockade modulates fusiform gyrus activity to black versus white faces

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Introduction The beta-adrenoceptor antagonist propranolol is known to reduce peripheral and central activity of noradrenaline. A recent study found that intervention with propranolol diminished negative implicit racial bias. Materials and method The current study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in order to determine the neural correlates of this effect. Healthy volunteers (N=40) of white ethnic origin received a single oral dose (40 mg) of propranolol, in a randomised, do...

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Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, University of Oxford
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Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford
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Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford
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Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
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086041/z/08/z
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg Publisher's website
Journal:
Psychopharmacology
Volume:
232
Issue:
16
Pages:
2951-2958
Publication date:
2015-01-08
Acceptance date:
2015-04-21
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1432-2072
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0033-3158
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