Daniel Budreau

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3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is a widely abused amphetamine derivative that increases dopamine (DA) and serotonin release via a reverse transport mechanism. Changes in the activity of striatal neurons in response to increased DA transmission may shape the behavioral patterns associated with amphetamine-like stimulants. To determine how the(More)
To investigate the neuronal mechanisms underlying the behavioural alterations that accompany repeated exposure to MDMA (ecstasy), we recorded the activity of > 200 striatal units in response to multiple, intermittent, locomotor-activating doses (5.0 mg/kg) of MDMA. Rats were treated with once-daily injections of either saline or MDMA for 5 days when housed(More)
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