An investigation of the effects of benzodiazepine receptor ligands and of scopolamine on conceptual priming

  title={An investigation of the effects of benzodiazepine receptor ligands and of scopolamine on conceptual priming},
  author={K. I. Bishop and H. Valerie Curran},
Abstract Scopolamine and lorazepam both produce anterograde impairments of explicit memory but only lorazepam impairs implicit memory as assessed by perceptual priming tasks. The main aim of the two experiments reported in this article was to determine the effects of these drugs on conceptual priming. Experiment 1 compared the effects of lorazepam (1,2 mg PO) with scopolamine (0.3,0.6 mg SC) and placebo in a study with 60 healthy volunteers. Experiment 2 compared the separate and combined… 

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