Title: Amphetamine enchances human-memory consolidation
Authors: Soetens, E. ×
D'Hooge, Rudi
Heuting, J.E. #
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Elsevier/North-Holland
Series Title: Neuroscience Letters vol:161 issue:1 pages:9-12
Abstract: Although it is generally accepted that CNS stimulants have enhancing effects on long-term storage processes in laboratory animals, little is known about their influence on human learning. We report a series of experiments with free recall of lists of unrelated words, demonstrating a significant enhancement on long-term retention after amphetamine administration. A gradual increase of recall was observed up to 1 h after learning, remaining stable for at least 3 days, after oral administration before learning as well as intramuscular injection after learning. The results show that research on humans with drug-induced memory-enhancement techniques is necessary to supplement the animal studies for the understanding of the mechanisms involved in information consolidation.
ISSN: 0304-3940
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Biological Psychology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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