Enhanced visual memory effect for negative versus positive emotional content is potentiated at sub-anaesthetic concentrations of thiopental Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anesthetics, Intravenous
  • Emotions
  • Mental Recall
  • Pattern Recognition, Visual
  • Recognition (Psychology)
  • Thiopental

abstract

  • Over a specific dose range of thiopental (target serum concentration 2-7 micro g ml(-1)), impairment of explicit memory for images with negative emotional valence is less than that for images with positive emotional valence. There is a strong possibility that propofol (target serum concentration 0.3-2.4 micro g ml(-1)) causes a similar effect. Modulation of visual memory by negative emotional content continues at sub-anaesthetic concentrations of GABAergic drugs associated with explicit memory impairment.

publication date

  • September 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/bja/aeh211

PubMed ID

  • 15220170

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 348

end page

  • 55

volume

  • 93

number

  • 3