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ERIC Number: ED019570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 1
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EFFECTS OF MAGNESIUM PEMOLINE UPON HUMAN LEARNING, MEMORY, AND PERFORMANCE TESTS.
SMITH, RONALD G.
THIS STUDY WAS CONDUCTED DURING 1966 TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF MAGNESIUM PEMOLINE (A COMBINATION OF 2-IMINO-5-PHENYL-4-OXAZOLIDINONE AND MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE) ON A VARIETY OF HUMAN LEARNING, MEMORY, AND PERFORMANCE TASKS. MAGNESIUM PEMOLINE (25 OR 37.5 MG) OR A PLACEBO WAS ADMINISTERED ORALLY ON A DOUBLE-BLIND BASIS TO INTELLIGENCE-MATCHED GROUPS OF NORMAL, ADULT ENLISTED MEN. THESE AGENTS WERE GIVEN THREE HOURS BEFORE THE TESTING. SEVEN TESTS WERE USED IN THE EXPERIMENT--VERBAL LEARNING, MOTOR LEARNING, AUDITORY SHORT TERM MEMORY, VISUAL REACTION TIME, GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE CLASSICAL CONDITIONING, VISUAL SHORT TERM MEMORY, AND ARM HAND STEADINESS. FROM THE TEST RESULTS, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT MAGNESIUM PEMOLINE, IN THE DOSES TESTED, DOES NOT FACILITATE LEARNING, MEMORY, OR PERFORMANCE IN NORMAL, ADULT MALES. IN FACT, THE ONLY STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT EFFECTS INDICATE THAT THE HIGHER DOSE WAS DELETERIOUS FOR VERBAL AND MOTOR LEARNING. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES FIVE APPENDIXES AND 19 REFERENCES.) THIS DOCUMENT, AD-661-320, IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR FEDERAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, SPRINGFIELD, VA. 22151. MICROFICHE $.65. HARDCOPY $3.00. (AUTHOR/LY)
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Authoring Institution: Edgewood Arsenal (Army), MD. Medical Research Lab.
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