|Born||September 14?, 1941|
|Died||September 7, 2013 (aged 71)|
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
|Alma mater||Radboud University Nijmegen|
|Known for||Research on dopamine and the basal ganglia|
|Awards||Distinguished Achievement Award (EBPS)|
|Institutions||Radboud University Nijmegen|
|Thesis||The Caudate Nucleus and Neurochemical Control of Behaviour: The Function of Dopamine and Serotonin in the Caput Nuclei Caudati of Cats (1973)|
|Doctoral advisor||Jacques van Rossum, Jo Vossen|
|Influences||Jacques van Rossum, Adriaan Kortlandt|
A special issue of the scientific journal Behavioural Pharmacology was dedicated to his memory in 2014. Cools was one of the founders of the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society. He became its second president. He received that society's Distinguished Achievement Award in 2003.
Cools was the first to propose (1976) the existence of different types of dopamine receptors. This claim is correct but was initially not believed. Cools is also known for his work on the basal ganglia.
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- Cools, A.R. (1973). The Caudate Nucleus and Neurochemical Control of Behaviour: The Function of Dopamine and Serotonin in the Caput Nuclei Caudati of Cats (Ph.D.). Drukkerij Brakkenstein. LCCN 76379116. OCLC 001179054.
- Ellenbroek, Bart A.; Homberg, Judith; Verheij, Miche l; Spooren, Will; Van Den Bos, Ruud; Martens, Gerard (2014). "Alexander Rudolf Cools (1942–2013)". Psychopharmacology. 231 (11): 2219–2222. doi:10.1007/s00213-014-3583-5. PMID 24770629.
- Robbins, Trevor (2015). "Alexander R. Cools (1941–2013)". Behavioural Pharmacology. 26: 4–5. doi:10.1097/FBP.0000000000000101.
- Willner, Paul; Bergman, Jack; Vanderschuren, Louk; Ellenbroek, Bart (2015). "The behavioural pharmacology of the basal ganglia". Behavioural Pharmacology. 26 (1–2): 1–2. doi:10.1097/FBP.0000000000000125. PMID 25539481.
- Cools, AR; van Rossum, JM (1976). "Excitation-mediating and inhibition-mediating dopamine-receptors: a new concept towards a better understanding of electrophysiological, biochemical, pharmacological, functional and clinical data". Psychopharmacologia. 45 (3): 243–254. PMID 175391.
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