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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Ranganath, Ajit; Jacob, Simon N 
Title:
Doping the Mind: Dopaminergic Modulation of Prefrontal Cortical Cognition. 
Abstract:
The prefrontal cortex is the center of cognitive control. Processing in prefrontal cortical circuits enables us to direct attention to behaviorally relevant events; to memorize, structure, and categorize information; and to learn new concepts. The prefrontal cortex receives strong projections from midbrain neurons that use dopamine as a transmitter. In this article, we review the crucial role dopamine plays as a modulator of prefrontal cognitive functions, in the primate brain in particular. F...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Neuroscientist 
Year:
2016 
Journal volume:
22 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
593-603 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1073-8584 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Neurowissenschaften