Accession Number:

AD0679891

Title:

VISUAL DISCRIMINATION PERFORMANCE: A TRAINING PROCEDURE FOR THE RESTRAINED MONKEY (MACACA MULATTA)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The report describes a procedure for training monkeys to perform visual discriminations and establishes the time required for training. Six male monkeys Macaca mulatta were trained to perform a series of visual discriminations to avoid electric shock. Training was accomplished in four stages, with progression from one stage to the next determined by performance criteria, and the data were analyzed with regard to these criteria. It was shown that training in adherence to the procedures produces a stable behavioral base line. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE