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ADHD drug Ritalin has no effect on primate prefrontal cortex

ADHD drug Ritalin has no effect on primate prefrontal cortex

In contrast to studies of mice and rats, new research investigating the effect of methylphenidate (Ritalin) on neuronal activity in monkeys has found no effect of the drug on the prefrontal cortex. The study leaves open the question of how and why Ritalin improves attention in humans.

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