Accession Number:

AD0611505

Title:

THE EFFECT OF TWO 'TRANQUILLIZERS' ON AUDITORY DISCRIMINATION AND DELAYED RESPONSE PERFORMANCE OF MONKEYS,

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CAMBRIDGE UNIV (ENGLAND)

Report Date:

1961-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Five rhesus monkeys were tested on performance of an auditory discrimination and a delayed response test with a sliding scale of increasing difficulty after treatment with a 0.2 to 0.5 mgmkgm reserpine, b 150 mgmkgm meprobamate, c an equivalent saline injection, and d no treatment. Both drug treatments resulted in a severe deficit on the auditory discrimination and no change or improvement in delayed response performance. The auditory deficit was not due simply to an increased latency of response. It is suggested that these results support the hypothesis that reserpine and meprobamate reduce the utilization of sensory information. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE