Psychopharmacological analysis of implicit and explicit memory: a study with lorazepam and the benzodiazepine antagonist flumazenil

@article{Bishop2005PsychopharmacologicalAO,
  title={Psychopharmacological analysis of implicit and explicit memory: a study with lorazepam and the benzodiazepine antagonist flumazenil},
  author={K. I. Bishop and H. Valerie Curran},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={121},
  pages={267-278}
}
Recent studies have suggested that the benzodiazepine (BZ) lorazepam (LZ) differs from other BZs in its impairing effects on implicit memory tasks. The present study was designed to assess whether this atypical effect withstood the experimental rigour of Schacter's retrieval intentionality criterion and further, whether it could be reversed by the BZ antagonist, flumazenil (FL). The separate and combined effects of LZ, FL and placebo (PL) were assessed on indices of memory, sedation, and… 

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