Accession Number : AD0649822

Title :   DRUG EFFECTS UPON PERFORMANCE AS A FUNCTION OF DATA INPUT RATE,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH STATE COLLEGE PA DIV OF PSYCHOBIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Hurst,Paul M. ; Perchonok,Kenneth ; Bagley,Sallyann K.

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A fourth experiment was conducted as part of a series designed to test an hypothesis concerning drug enhancement of performance under task-induced stress. The drug conditions included chlordiazepoxide (25 mg.), d-amphetamine (11-17 mg.), placebo and no drug. Other independent variables were latency and input pacing rate. Chlordiazepoxide had a slight tendency to impair performance at both levels of pacing. D-amphetamine confirmed the previously-observed trend to enhance performance at moderate levels of pacing, but significantly impaired it at the extremely high level. Implications are derived for the role of drug effects in filtering strategies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DRUGS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), AMPHETAMINES, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), ANXIETY, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, PHARMACOLOGY, DOSAGE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE