Paper by Bristol psychologists highlighted as Key Research Article
25 February 2013
A paper by Charlotte Hardman, Jeff Brunstrom, Marcus Munafò and Peter Rogers has been selected as a Key Research Article in the most recent edition of the Psychology Progress series.
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The paper reports the results of a study which used a technique called acute tyrosine/phenylalanine depletion to induce a short-term reduction in levels of brain dopamine in human volunteers. Importantly, this is the first time that this technique has been applied to the study of appetite control and food reward. The paper is published in Physiology & Behavior.
Additional information and a link to the paper can be found on the Psychology Progress website.
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