Role of monoamine pathways in the control of attention: Effects of droperidol and methylphenidate in normal adult humans

@article{Clark1986RoleOM,
  title={Role of monoamine pathways in the control of attention: Effects of droperidol and methylphenidate in normal adult humans},
  author={C. Richard Clark and Gina Malke Geffen and Laurence Basil Geffen},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={1986},
  volume={90},
  pages={28-34}
}
Methylphenidate (0.65 mg/kg), droperidol (15 μg/kg) or placebo were administered to normal adult males undertaking a dichotic auditory attention task. Performance following placebo, as measured by the ability of subjects to detect nominated target words and discriminate them from phonemically distracting words, was superior when attention was focused on one ear than when divided between the ears. Following droperidol, target detection and discrimination were reduced for both divided and focused… CONTINUE READING

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