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dc.contributor.advisorEccles, Sineaden
dc.contributor.authorMcLaughlin, Anaen
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20T13:23:41Z
dc.date.available2013-11-20T13:23:41Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationMcLaughlin, A. (2009). An investigation into the effects of nicotine on short-term memory and attention. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/1482
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the effects of cigarette smoking on short-term memory and attention. Recent research has suggested that nicotine may enhance both short-term memory and attention, although the results gathered regarding short-term memory are Inconsistent and vary from study to study. The participants, 40 smokers and 40 non-smokers, were given a 20 word recall test followed by a computerized visual information processing task. The results implied that nicotine significantly enhanced short-term memory while having no effect on attention. The present study aimed to build on previous research and clear up some of the inconsistencies surrounding the field. Developments in this area may provide information regarding treatments for those suffering from cognitive impairments.en
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dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPsychologyen
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dc.titleAn investigation into the effects of nicotine on short-term memory and attentionen
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dc.type.degreenameBA in Psychologyen
dc.type.degreelevelBAen


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