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Operant Behavior of Rhesus Monkeys in the Presence of Extremely Low Frequency-Low Intensity Magnetic and Electric Fields: Experiment 1,
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
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The present study was one of several designed to measure specific operant behaviors and discover effects of exposure of animals to extremely low frequency magnetic and electric fields of low intensity in support of the U.S. Navys attempt to scientifically explore the biological effects of these fields. Measurements of immediate memory, operant responding, and reaction time were obtained on two rhesus monkeys. No significant changes could be related to the exposure of these animals to a magnetic field of 10 gauss at 75 Hz or to the magnetic field combined with an electric field of 4 vm at 75 Hz. The results provide supportive evidence that these specific electromagnetic fields have no general behavioral influence of non-human primates. Author
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