The Effects of CW (Chemical Warfare)-Related Chemicals on Social Behavior and Performance
Annual rept. 30 Sep 1984-29 Sep 1985
GEORGIA UNIV ATHENS
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This report summarizes work accomplished in the second year of three year project aimed at developing a battery of tests of social behavior and performance that will be sensitive to the effects of Chemical warfare-related chemicals considered for use as antidotes or prophylactics against Chemical Warfare agents. Procedures for assessing social behavior in nonhuman primates are described and compared. Performance scores on three operant schedules, a test of complex problem solving, and behavior in a novel environment are presented and correlations between the social and performance variables are examined. The effects of atropines on several of the social and performance measures are reported as are data from plasma hormone assays for cortisol and prolactin. Keywords Social behavior, Operant, Performance, Stress, Diazepam, Pyridostigmine, Caffeine.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare