EFFECT OF BILATERAL OLFACTORY TRACT LESIONS ON BEHAVIORAL DETECTION OF X-RAYS IN THE RHESUS MONKEY.
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FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE
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The effect of bilateral sectioning the olfactory tracts of the rhesus monkey on the detection of X-rays was studied. Dose rate detection thresholds were established using the conditioned suppression technique in four rhesus monkeys. The olfactory tracts of three experimental subjects were sectioned and one subject served as a surgical control. Post-surgery behavioral testing demonstrated that complete bilateral sectioning of the olfactory tracts eliminated detection of X-rays. The detection behavior of the control remained unchanged. When part of one olfactory tract remained intact, detection was observed, but the dose rate detection threshold was less sensitive. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology