Plasma Glucose Regulation of Memory Storage Processes

  • Paul E. Gold


The findings of many studies performed during the past decade support the view that hormonal consequences of training exert important influences on memory storage (Gold and Zornetzer, 1983; McGaugh and Gold, 1986). These findings suggest that the neurobiological substrates of memory storage may be regulated in part by hormonal events that follow shortly after training. The now standard finding is that an animal trained with a weak footshock under conditions in which later retention performance is poor and in which hormonal responses are minimal will avoid as if it had been trained with a higher footshock if the appropriate hormones are injected immediately after training In order to understand the normal roles of hormones in regulating memory, it is as important to assess the release of these hormones under different training conditions as it is to evaluate the pharmacological efficacy of hormonal treatments in modulating memory.


Plasma Glucose Level Memory Storage Glucose Regulation Retrograde Amnesia Inhibitory Avoidance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul E. Gold
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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