Choline and memory enhancement?

Harry Erwin herwin at vanish
Tue Oct 11 07:56:05 EST 1994

Shaun D. Carstairs (shaunc at wrote:
: Has anyone heard of the potential memory-enhancing abilities of choline
: supplements (i.e., have any studies been published regarding this subject)?

Mortimer Mishkin (NIH) talked at Radford about the evidence his lab has
developed for two memory systems, the cortical-limbic system, which is
modulated by acetylcholine, involves the hippocampus, has feedback to
the sensory areas, and functions cognitively, and the cortical-striatal
system, which is modulated instead by dopamine, involves the hippocampus,
appears to be one-way, and functions behaviorally (never forgetting).

Harry Erwin
Internet: herwin at 
Just a dumb graduate student working on Katchalsky network models....
(And if you believe that, I have a ranch in California to sell you.)

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