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RATIONALE Prepulse inhibition (PPI) of startle is a measure of sensorimotor gating that is deficient in schizophrenia and in rodents treated with dopamine (DA) agonists. Reduced PPI is reported in normal humans treated with direct or indirect DA agonists. To facilitate future studies, we assessed the time course of DA agonist effects on PPI in humans, for(More)
BACKGROUND Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies in neuropsychiatric populations will be enhanced by "on-line" tasks that assess brain activation linked to neurocognitive and psychophysiological functions. In some cases, task modifications may be required for use in an fMRI environment. Prepulse inhibition (PPI) of the startle reflex is an(More)
Prepulse inhibition (PPI), a measure of sensorimotor gating, is impaired in certain neuropsychiatric disorders. Animal studies have revealed drug effects on PPI that may be relevant to understanding the biology of gating deficits in human populations. Recent efforts have examined similarities and differences in drug effects on PPI between rodents and(More)
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