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Research Article

Influence of Dopaminergically Mediated Reward on Somatosensory Decision-Making

  • Burkhard Pleger mail,

    bpleger@cbs.mpg.de

    Affiliations: Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, London, United Kingdom, Department of Cognitive Neurology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Christian C. Ruff,

    Affiliations: Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, London, United Kingdom, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London, United Kingdom, Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research (SNS), Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Felix Blankenburg,

    Affiliations: Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, London, United Kingdom, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London, United Kingdom, Department of Neurology and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Charité, Berlin, Germany

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  • Stefan Klöppel,

    Affiliations: Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, London, United Kingdom, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Jon Driver,

    Affiliations: Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, London, United Kingdom, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London, United Kingdom

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  • Raymond J. Dolan

    Affiliation: Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 28, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000164

About the Authors

Burkhard Pleger, Christian C. Ruff, Felix Blankenburg, Stefan Klöppel, Jon Driver, Raymond J. Dolan
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, London, United Kingdom
Burkhard Pleger
Department of Cognitive Neurology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
Christian C. Ruff, Felix Blankenburg, Jon Driver
UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London, United Kingdom
Christian C. Ruff
Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research (SNS), Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Felix Blankenburg
Department of Neurology and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Charité, Berlin, Germany
Stefan Klöppel
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: bpleger@cbs.mpg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: BP CCR FB SK JD RJD. Performed the experiments: BP CCR FB SK. Analyzed the data: BP CCR FB JD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BP CCR FB RJD. Wrote the paper: BP CCR JD RJD.