Memory Retrieval Failures Produced by Changes in Drug State

  • Donald A. Overton


This chapter will discuss the effects of drugs on the expression of knowledge as indicated by the performance of learned responses by animals. I shall begin with a brief description of the major types of effects of drugs on the acquisition and/or expression of knowledge. I shall then review the available evidence about the effects of changes in drug state on memory retrieval, that is, evidence about state-dependent learning.


Physiological Psychology Retention Testing Memory Retrieval Drug State Stimulus Context 
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  • Donald A. Overton
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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