Dopaminsystem und Intertemporal Choice Aufgaben

Translated title of the contribution: Dopamine and intertemporal choice in humans

Thomas F. Münte*, Zheng Ye, Josep Marco-Pallarés, Ulrike M. Krämer, Rebecca Schüle, Ludger Schöls, Nuria Rojo-Fite, Estela Camara, Toni Cunillera, David Cucurell, Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells

*Corresponding author for this work


The dopamine (DA) system has been implicated in the mediation of cost/benefi t evaluations involved in the intertemporal choices between immediate and delayed rewards. This involvement was further investigated in two studies of normal participants that had to decide between a smaller immediate and a larger delayed reward in a series of 27 decisions.In study 1 the dopamine D2/D3 receptor agonist pramipexole or placebo were administered in a double-blind cross-over protocol prior to the decisions. In study 2 the same experiment was conducted in two groups of normal participants that were homozygous for either the 7repeat or the 4 repeat variant of the exon III polymorphism of the Dopamine D4 receptor gene. Dopaminergic involvement is highlighted by the results.

Translated title of the contributionDopamine and intertemporal choice in humans
Original languageGerman
JournalZeitschrift fur Neuropsychologie
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)81-88
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 01.05.2018

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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