Mechanisms in retrograde amnesia: a case for biogenic amines

Perry Kurtz, Tibor Palfai

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Abstract

Research interpretations of the mechanisms by which various treatments produce retrograde amnesia are of three general types: (1) general modification of central nervous system excitability, (2) changes in the rate of brain protein or RNA synthesis, (3) alterations of brain neurotransmitter levels. Here, we review these interpretations and, within the framework of Kety's model, suggest that normal levels of biogenic amines during a critical period of memory storage may be essential for retention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-33
Number of pages9
JournalBiobehavioral Reviews
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

Keywords

  • Amnesia
  • Biogenic amines
  • Catecholamines
  • ECS
  • Indole amines
  • Memory
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Reserpine
  • Retrograde amnesia
  • Serotonin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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