Accession Number : AD0467002


Title :   STUDIES OF LOW DOSE RADIATION UPON COMPLEX BEHAVIOR PATTERNS.


Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept., 1 Jun 64-30 Jun 65,


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD


Personal Author(s) : Findley, Jack D


Report Date : 30 Jun 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : Presented in some detail are the rationale, general methods, and initial results of a research program for the study of low dose radiation upon complex behavior. Behavioral repertoires compounded from elementary units are established in primates and then assessed during a series of fractioned doses of X-radiation. Specific behavioral techniques are based upon avoidance of remote electric shock and point the way to refined and sensitive baselines for the study of radiation. A preliminary study indicates that transitory effects upon complex 'matching to sample' and total food intake may be obtained with single doses of X-ray on the order of 40 R. (Author)


Descriptors :   BEHAVIOR , RADIATION EFFECTS , RADIATION DOSAGE , PRIMATES , PERCEPTION , JOB ANALYSIS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , ATTENTION , PERCEPTION , MOTOR REACTIONS , BODY WEIGHT , PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY , EMOTIONS , REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , LEARNING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE