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Research Article

Dopamine Agonist Increases Risk Taking but Blunts Reward-Related Brain Activity

  • Jordi Riba,

    Affiliations: Department of Neuropsychology, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany, Departament de Farmacologia i Terapéutica, Centre d'Investigació del Medicament, Institut de Recerca, Servei de Farmacologia Clínica, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Ulrike M. Krämer,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuropsychology, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany

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  • Marcus Heldmann,

    Affiliations: Department of Neuropsychology, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany, Department of Neurology II, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany

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  • Sylvia Richter,

    Affiliations: Department of Neuropsychology, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany, Department of Neurochemistry and Molecular Biology, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany

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  • Thomas F. Münte mail

    Thomas.muente@med.uni-magdeburg.de

    Affiliations: Department of Neuropsychology, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany, Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences, Magdeburg, Germany

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  • Published: June 25, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002479

About the Authors

Jordi Riba, Ulrike M. Krämer, Marcus Heldmann, Sylvia Richter, Thomas F. Münte
Department of Neuropsychology, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
Jordi Riba
Departament de Farmacologia i Terapéutica, Centre d'Investigació del Medicament, Institut de Recerca, Servei de Farmacologia Clínica, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Marcus Heldmann
Department of Neurology II, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
Sylvia Richter
Department of Neurochemistry and Molecular Biology, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
Thomas F. Münte
Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences, Magdeburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: Thomas.muente@med.uni-magdeburg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TM JR. Performed the experiments: JR UK SR. Analyzed the data: JR UK MH SR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MH. Wrote the paper: TM JR.