Accession Number : AD0679891


Title :   VISUAL DISCRIMINATION PERFORMANCE: A TRAINING PROCEDURE FOR THE RESTRAINED MONKEY (MACACA MULATTA),


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : DEHaan,H. J. ; Germas,J. E. ; Kaplan,S. J.


Report Date : JUN 1968


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : The report describes a procedure for training monkeys to perform visual discriminations and establishes the time required for training. Six male monkeys (Macaca mulatta) were trained to perform a series of visual discriminations to avoid electric shock. Training was accomplished in four stages, with progression from one stage to the next determined by performance criteria, and the data were analyzed with regard to these criteria. It was shown that training in adherence to the procedures produces a stable behavioral base line. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LEARNING, *PATTERN RECOGNITION, MONKEYS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), VISUAL PERCEPTION, DECISION MAKING, TEST METHODS, CONDITIONED RESPONSE, VISUAL SIGNALS, BEHAVIOR, ERRORS, TRAINING DEVICES, ELECTRIC CURRENT, TIME.


Subject Categories : PSYCHOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE