Effects of Magnesium Pemoline and Dextroamphetamine on Human Learning

Science  17 Feb 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3764, pp. 849-851
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3764.849


Two central nervous system stimulants, magnesium pemoline and dextroamphetamine, were tested to see if they facilitate learning in human subjects. Subjects under placebo learned faster than the subjects under any of the several doses of magnesium pemoline; however, none of these differences reached statistical significance. Subjects who received dextroamphetamine learned significantly more slowly than those who received placebo.