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Dopey dopamine: high tonic results in ironic performance

Silston, Brian and Mobbs, Dean (2014) Dopey dopamine: high tonic results in ironic performance. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18 (7). pp. 340-341. ISSN 1364-6613. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2014.03.010.

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Financial incentives are commonly used as motivational tools to enhance performance. Decades of research have established that the neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) is the fuel that propels reward-motivated behavior, yet a new PET study questions whether dopamine is beneficial to performance, showing that tonic DA synthesis predicts performance decrements when incentives are high.

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Additional Information:© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Available online 29 April 2014.
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Official Citation:Brian Silston, Dean Mobbs, Dopey dopamine: high tonic results in ironic performance, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Volume 18, Issue 7, 2014, Pages 340-341, ISSN 1364-6613, (
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:02 Mar 2018 23:19
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