Nicotine improves memory in an object recognition task in rats.

  title={Nicotine improves memory in an object recognition task in rats.},
  author={Carole Puma and Olivier Deschaux and Robert Molimard and J. C. Bizot},
  journal={European neuropsychopharmacology : the journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology},
  volume={9 4},
Nicotine was investigated for its mnemonic effect in a two trials object recognition task. In the first trial, two copies of the same object were presented. In the second trial (24 h after), one of the familiar object and a new object were presented. The time spent exploring the new object by control rats was not significantly different from the exploration time of the familiar object, indicating that they did not remember the familiar object. Rats injected with nicotine before the first trial… CONTINUE READING

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