Dopamine is released in the striatum during human emotional processing.

@article{Badgaiyan2010DopamineIR,
  title={Dopamine is released in the striatum during human emotional processing.},
  author={Rajendra D. Badgaiyan},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 18},
  pages={
          1172-6
        }
}
As the role of dopamine in human emotional processing is unclear, we used a dynamic molecular imaging technique to examine whether striatal dopamine is released during processing of negative emotions in healthy volunteers. After volunteers have received an intravenous injection of a dopamine receptor ligand C-raclopride, they were asked to perform a task that elicited negative emotions. During task performance the ligand concentration was measured dynamically using a positron emission… CONTINUE READING

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