Failure of vasopressin to enhance memory in a passive avoidance task in rats.

Several authors have suggested that the neurohypophysial hormone arginine-8-vasopressin (AVP) facilitates both the consolidation and the retrieval of memory. This conclusion has relied mainly on the finding that AVP increases the latency of re-entry into a box where shock has previously been encountered, that is, in a passive avoidance task. Our results do… CONTINUE READING