Catecholamine levels in the whole brain and the probability of memory formation are not related

Tibor Palfai, Oliver M. Brown, Thomas J. Walsh

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Amnesia was induced with reserpine or was blocked with 1-dopa and 5-hydroxytryptophan before or after passive avoidance training in mice. The levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the whole brain were measured in corresponding groups with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. No correlation was found between retention and the levels of these catecholamines in the brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-721
Number of pages5
JournalPharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1978



  • Amnesia
  • Biogenic amines
  • Memory
  • Reserpine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology

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