Category Archives: Behavior

L-DOPA (dopamine) and subjective hedonic expectation

A new paper which I will be discussing in tomorrow's (edit: time constraints will push it to next week) post reminded me of a related one from last year. Dopamine has been demonstrated to modulate reward prediction, and this study tested whether enhancing it while imagining future events influenced subjective estimations of future pleasure.  Imagination, as discussed by the authors, enables us to estimate emotional reactions to future events. L-DOPA (dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine) is a drug (also Read more [...]