Accession Number : AD0612569

Title :   EFFECTS OF ATROPINE ON THE EEG AND CONDITIONING IN THE MONKEY (EFFETTI DELL' ATROPINA SULL'EEG E SUL CONDIZIONAMENTO DELLA SCIMMIA),

Corporate Author : ROME UNIV (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Ricci,G. F. ; Zamparo,L.

Report Date : 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Previous workers who had studied the effects of atropine on animal behavior had claimed that the classical EEG picture produced by the drug (slowing of cortical activity and disappearance of the arrest reaction to external stimuli) was not accompanied by behavioral changes. The authors employed classical conditioning techniques to refine behavioral measurements. They concluded that atropine (and probably anticholinergic drugs in general) can exert a measurable effect on attention and the learning process. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATROPINE, PSYCHOTROPIC AGENTS), (*PSYCHOTROPIC AGENTS, ATROPINE), ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, CONDITIONED RESPONSE, BEHAVIOR, PARASYMPATHOLYTIC AGENTS, ATTENTION, LEARNING, MONKEYS, ITALY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE