Accession Number:

AD0742819

Title:

The Effects of Airblast on Discriminated Avoidance Behavior in Rhesus Monkeys

Descriptive Note:

Technical progress rept.

Corporate Author:

LOVELACE FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Eighteen monkeys, trained to perform auditory and visual discrimination avoidance tasks, were exposed to reflected shock-tube airblast of 30-, 40-, or 50-p.s.i. Results indicated that 1 immediate but transient performance decrement occurred 2 latency was more affected than accuracy, particularly for the 50-p.s.i. group 3 performance decrement was mild and recovery time brief usually under 4 hours despite frank physical injuries and 4 auditory discrimination underwent more decrement than visual, with eardrum injury occurring frequently.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE