Affinity for the dopamine D2 receptor predicts neuroleptic potency in decreasing the speed of an internal clock.


Journal Article

For each of five neuroleptics (chlorpromazine, haloperidol, pimozide, promazine, and spiroperidol), the dose required to produce a rightward horizontal shift of 15-20% for psychophysical bisection functions that relate the percentage of long responses to signal duration was determined in rats for two different signal ranges (2-8 sec and 4-16 sec). Affinity for the dopamine D2 receptor (from in vitro studies) predicted neuroleptic potency in producing the criterion shift of the timing functions, whereas affinity for other aminergic receptors (D1, D3, the alpha-noradrenergic receptor, S1, and S2) did not. The conclusion is that dopamine D2 receptors play a major role in determining the rate of temporal integration for time estimation.

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Cited Authors

  • Meck, WH

Published Date

  • December 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1185 - 1189

PubMed ID

  • 2880350

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2880350

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-5177

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0091-3057

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0091-3057(86)90109-7


  • eng