The Effects of Airblast on Discriminated Avoidance Behavior in Rhesus Monkeys
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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.
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