Increase in the power of human memory in normal man through the use of drugs Authors
Human Pharmacology Short Reports
Cite this article as: Dimond, S.J. & Brouwers, E.Y.M. Psychopharmacology (1976) 49: 307. doi:10.1007/BF00426834 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.
Key words Learning Memory Normal human Nootropyl Piracetam
Visiting fellow from Rijksuniversitier te Leiden supported by the European programme for training in brain and behaviour research.
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