Nicotine in an animal model of attention.

  title={Nicotine in an animal model of attention.},
  author={I. P. Stolerman and Naheed R. Mirza and Britta Hahn and Mohammed Shoaib},
  journal={European journal of pharmacology},
  volume={393 1-3},
Studies in smokers have suggested that at least part of the improved psychomotor performance produced by nicotine is the result of an effect on attention. Many animal experiments have assessed the effects of nicotine and its antagonists on diverse types of learning and memory but relatively few have looked at it in tasks designed to assess attention. In a five-choice serial reaction time task (5-CSRTT), rats with restricted access to food were presented with an array of five holes; illumination… CONTINUE READING

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