Accession Number:

AD0775663

Title:

Behavioral Effects of Nitrogen Narcosis in the Rhesus Monkey

Descriptive Note:

Medical research progress rept. no. 7

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-09-12

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Rhesus monkeys performed highly trained visual discrimination problems while breathing air at normal pressure or the sea water equivalent of 200 feet. A significant drop in performance was observed at 200 feet with greatest deficits occurring on the most difficult discrimination problems. This impairment was partially alleviated by allowing the monkeys to view the stimuli longer before making their choice responses. These deficits were interpreted as specific impairments in mechanisms necessary for processing visual information.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE