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Dopamine Handbook

Leslie Iversen, Susan Iversen, Stephen Dunnett, and Anders Bjorklund


The discovery of dopamine in 1957-8 was one of the seminal events in the development of modern neuroscience, and has been extremely important for the development of modern therapies of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Dopamine has a fundamental role in almost all aspects of behavior — from motor control to mood regulation, cognition and addiction and reward — and dopamine research has been unique within the neurosciences in the way it has bridged basic science and clinical practice. Over the decades, research into the role of dopamine in health and disease has been at the forefront of m ... More

Keywords: dopamine, neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, motor control, mood regulation, cognition, addiction

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195373035
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373035.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leslie Iversen, editor
Oxford University, UK
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Susan Iversen, editor
Oxford University, UK
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Stephen Dunnett, editor
Cardiff University, UK


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