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Lorazepam-induced amnesia : examination of delayed free recall and priming effects

Stanton, Mark 1995 , 'Lorazepam-induced amnesia : examination of delayed free recall and priming effects', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that produce a number
of side effects including temporary memory impairments which
appear to parallel organic amnesia. This raises the possibility
that benzodiazepines can be utilised as another method of
exploring amnesia and consequently normal memory functioning.
This review outlines the current models of memory and amnesia,
including the temporary benzodiazepine-induced amnesia.
Priming is one memory function that has been shown clearly to
be preserved in organic amnesia but not so clearly in
benzodiazepine-induced amnesia. This review outlines this
research and suggests the need for further research to clarify
the exact status of priming in benzodiazepine-induced amnesia.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Stanton, Mark
Keywords: Amnesia, Lorazepam, Memory, Benzodiazepines, Priming (Psychology)
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Thesis (M.Psych.)--University of Tasmania, 1995. Includes bibliographical references

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