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Guess Who: dopamine agonist and creativity?
  1. Paula Pérez-Torre
  1. Neurology, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paula Pérez-Torre, Neurology, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain; paulaptorre{at}

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Creativity is the ability to illustrate what is outside the box from within the box. Oscar Wilde.

To explore whether creativity in people with Parkinson’s disease might be enhanced by dopamine replacement therapy and especially by dopamine agonists, we asked six people with Parkinson’s disease (mean age 70±5 years, evolution over 5.5±2.0 years) visiting our clinic to draw on a blank sheet of paper (for 2 min) the first thing that came to mind. None …

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  • Contributors The author conceived, organised and executed the study.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by Simon Lewis, Sydney, Australia.

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