Accession Number:

AD0775871

Title:

Evidence for a Possible Memory Impairment Resulting from Nitrogen Narcosis in the Rhesus Monkey

Descriptive Note:

Medical research progress rept. no. 13

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-30

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Three Rhesus monkeys were pressurized to 200 feet simulated depth and tested on the reversal of a previously trained visual distrimination problem. All three monkeys displayed a higher percentage of errors on this reversal problem then on another reversal problem tested on the surface. These data, supplemented by changes in the monkeys post-response stimulus observation time, are interpreted as possible evidence for memory impairments resulting from nitrogen narcosis.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE