Accession Number : AD0681071

Title :   NARROWING OF ATTENTION IN RHESUS MONKEYS AS A CHRONIC EFFECT OF SUBLETHAL RADIATION,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN RADIOBIOLOGICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Overall,John E. ; Brown,W. Lynn

Report Date : MAY 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The subjects in this experiment were Macaca mulatta (rhesus) monkeys. Three groups--low dose irradiated, high dose irradiated, and control nonirradiated--were trained on a simple black-white discrimination. The results are interpreted to indicate a wider scope of attention in control and low dose irradiated subjects. These subjects attended to cues of position while they were learning the black-white discrimination, but high dose irradiated subjects indicated no such attention to the irrelevant cues of position. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MONKEYS, WHOLE BODY IRRADIATION), (*ATTENTION, MONKEYS), RADIOBIOLOGY, RADIATION DOSAGE, BEHAVIOR, RADIATION EFFECTS, MEDICAL RESEARCH, GAMMA RAYS, NEUTRONS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE