Attentional effects of nicotine

Lead Research Organisation: King's College London
Department Name: Unlisted


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Description Wellcome Trust Project Grant (An animal model of ADHD based on prenatal alcohol and nicotine exposure)
Amount £246,113 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2006 
End 03/2010
Description Attentional effects of chronic nicotine administration 
Organisation University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Department Department of Psychiatry
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Advice on implementing the 5-choice serial reaction time task for assessing attention in rodents, based on studies carried out in London under this grant.
Collaborator Contribution Broadened scope of research to include additional work on chronically administered nicotine and nicotine withdrawal.
Impact Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2007 87:360-8. Chronic nicotine administration improves attention while nicotine withdrawal induces performance deficits in the 5-choice serial reaction time task in rats. Semenova S, Stolerman IP, Markou A.
Description Federation of European Neuroscience Societies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Extensive coverage in newspapers in UK, Europe, USA, Australia and Asia.

Enquiries from the general public, mostly of little relevance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
Description School visits 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Numbers attending tlalks varied from about 12 to 30 - estimated numbers only as no records were kept.

Invited to speak at the same school on a second occasion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008