Oxygen administration enhances memory formation in healthy young adults

@article{Moss1996OxygenAE,
  title={Oxygen administration enhances memory formation in healthy young adults},
  author={Mark C. Moss and Andrew Scholey},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={1996},
  volume={124},
  pages={255-260}
}
Despite numerous studies indicating that transient cerebral oxygen depletion has a detrimental effect on cognition, surprisingly little research has examined the possibility of cognitive enhancement following elevated oxygen levels in healthy adults. Here, we present evidence demonstrating that oxygen administration improves memory formation. Inhalation of oxygen immediately prior to learning a word list resulted in a significant increase in mean number of words recalled 10 min later, compared… CONTINUE READING