Directed forgetting, event-related potentials and nicotine

Magnus Lindgren, Georg Stenberg, Ingmar Rosén

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Fifteen male users of oral snuff performed a directed forgetting task after over-night abstinence and after administration of oral snuff. Directed forgetting tasks use cues to classify items for differential reporting at test, emphasising the need for strategic encoding. Recognition was better after nicotine administration, but we found no evidence for greater strategic control, as hypothetically reflected in successful compliance with the directed forgetting instructions. Reaction time decreased after nicotine administration. Performance among fifteen controls was unaffected over two sessions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-29
Number of pages10
JournalHuman PsychopharmacologyClinical and Experimental
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Psychology (501)
  • Social Sciences (5)


  • ERPs
  • memory
  • nicotine
  • oral snuff
  • reaction time


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