Benzodiazepine Receptor Ligands, Memory and Information Processing

Psychometric, Psychopharmacological and Clinical Issues

  • Ian Hindmarch
  • Helmut Ott

Part of the Psychopharmacology Series book series (PSYCHOPHARM, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Theoretical Aspects of Memory and Information Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. W. Eysenck
      Pages 3-11
    3. A. Baddeley
      Pages 12-22
    4. A. F. Sanders, C. H. Wauschkuhn
      Pages 23-47
    5. B. Aufdembrinke, H. Ott, A. Rohloff
      Pages 48-64
  3. Psychometric Assessment of Drug Effects

  4. Clinical and Psychological Aspects of Memory Dysfunction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. R. G. Lister, H. Weingartner, M. J. Eckardt, M. Linnoila
      Pages 117-127
    3. T. Roth, T. Roehrs, A. Zwyghuizen-Doorenbos, E. Stepanski, R. Wittig
      Pages 140-145
  5. Benzodiazepines, Memory and Information Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. J. Z. Bhatti, C. A. Alford, I. Hindmarch
      Pages 169-179
    3. H. Ott, A. Rohloff, B. Aufdembrinke, K. Fichte
      Pages 180-193
    4. T. Roehrs, A. Zwyghuizen-Doorenbos, D. Smith, F. Zorick, T. Roth
      Pages 194-202
  6. β-Carbolines and Benzodiazepine Antagonist Actions on Memory and Vigilance

  7. Résumé

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 285-317

About these proceedings


The following papers were presented at an international workshop on benzo­ diazepine receptor ligands, memory and information processing, held during the 15th CINP meeting in Puerto Rico in December 1986 and organised by the editors and T. Roth. This workshop was aimed at reviewing and reflecting on past experience with benzodiazepines, evaluating the current state of knowledge of the actions of psychotropic orugs (particularly benzodiazepines, fJ-carbolines and benzodiazepine antagonists), and laying a basis of interest and speculation for future research into the potential use of these drugs in disorders of memory and information processing. There is much published material regarding the theoretical underpinnings of what psychologists call "memory", and doubtless there will be several more libraries filled with theses on the topic before a consensus is reached as regards basic definitions or even meaningful distinctions between for example, "short"­ and "long"-term memory - everyone has his own particular theory. The qualitative and quantitative diversity of the different approaches might seem to present an insurmountable problem for the psychologist seeking a unified conceptual framework. In practice the various theories produce a plethora of pragmatic and experimental techniques for psychopharmacologists and clinicians to use when investigating drugs with putative amnestic or promnestic properties.


drug information processing memory pharmacology psychopharmacology research

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Hindmarch
    • 1
  • Helmut Ott
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Psychopharmacology Research UnitUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Research Laboratories Department PharmacopsychologySchering AGBerlin 65Federal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73290-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73288-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-6795
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