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Sinistral findings in schizophrenia:High dopamine in the left amygdala

Authors
Journal
Trends in Neurosciences
0166-2236
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
7
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0166-2236(84)80234-9
Disciplines
  • Medicine
  • Psychology

Abstract

While of little immediate practical importance, the quest for the neuroanatomical location of schizophrenic illness has substantial heuristic value. The recent report 1 by Gavin Reynolds, from the Cambridge MRC group, that there is gross asymmetry of dopamine concentrations in the amygdalae of post-mortem brain from schizophrenic patients promises to be a milestone in this process. In itself, the report is nice in its simplicity and, taking a broader view it provides the map reader with a triangulation point, in company with neurological and neuropsychological evidence, to focus attention on the left temporal lobe.

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