Effects of nicotine on perceptual speed

@article{Stough1995EffectsON,
  title={Effects of nicotine on perceptual speed},
  author={Con Stough and Gordon L. Mangan and Timothy C. Bates and Bridget Kerkin and Ora Pellett and N. Frank},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={1995},
  volume={119},
  pages={305-310}
}
Two experiments investigating the effects of nicotine on performance in the inspection time (IT) procedure are reported. Experiment 1 compared ITs in smoking (0.8 mg nicotine cigarette), sham-smoking, and no-smoking conditions. IT was significantly shorter in the smoking condition as compared to both the no-smoking or sham-smoking conditions, suggesting that nicotine enhances early information processing. This result is of particular interest because of the correlation between IT and IQ… CONTINUE READING

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