Journal article

The modulatory effects of dopamine D-1 and D-2 receptor function on object working memory in humans

CF Bartholomeusz, G Box, C Van Rooy, PJ Nathan

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2003

Abstract

The role of dopamine D1 and D2 receptors in modulating object working memory in humans is poorly understood. The current study was designed to investigate the effects of D1 and D2 receptor modulation on object working memory. Twelve healthy subjects underwent testing under three conditions (0.05 mg pergolide (D1/D2 receptor agonist), 2.5 mg bromocriptine (D2 receptor agonist) and placebo] in a double-blind, placebo-controlled repeated measures design. Subjects performed the object working memory N-back task pre-drug and 1.5 h and 3 h post-drug administration. Neither pergolide nor bromocriptine had an effect on object working memory performance. These findings suggest that object working mem..

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