Title: Electroconvulsive shock-induced amnesia: an investigation of the reinstatement effect
Authors: Goulet, Robert John
Keywords: Amnesia;Memory
Issue Date: -1-Uns- -1
Abstract: Three experiments were conducted to investigate the reinstatement effect, in which amnesia has been reported following the pairing of a noncontingent footshock and ECS. In experiment I the possibility that a FS-ECS combination is more effective than a single ECS at disrupting memory consolidation was examined. Rats trained on a passive avoidance task which received ECS 15 seconds after training showed a partial amnesia. A noncontingent footshock preceding ECS at 15 seconds did not augment this amnesia but rather attenuated it, providing no support for a consolidation interpretation of the reinstatement effect.
URI: http://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/420
Discipline: Psychology
Degree Level: Master
Advisor: Jamieson, John
Appears in Collections:Retrospective theses

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