, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 307–309

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

  • Stuart J. Dimond
  • E. Y. M. Brouwers
Human Pharmacology Short Reports

DOI: 10.1007/BF00426834

Cite this article as:
Dimond, S.J. & Brouwers, E.Y.M. Psychopharmacology (1976) 49: 307. doi:10.1007/BF00426834


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 

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© Springer-Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart J. Dimond
    • 1
  • E. Y. M. Brouwers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity CollegeCardiffWales, UK

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