, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 307-309

Increase in the power of human memory in normal man through the use of drugs

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Abstract

Nootropyl (Piracetam) a drug reported to facilitate learning in animals was tested for its effect on man by administering it to normal volunteers. The subjects were given 3×4 capsules at 400 mg per day, in a double blind study. Each subject learned series of words presented as stimuli upon a memory drum. No effects were observed after 7 days but after 14 days verbal learning had significantly increased.

Visiting fellow from Rijksuniversitier te Leiden supported by the European programme for training in brain and behaviour research.