Accession Number : AD0690879


Title :   THE EFFECTS OF PULSED GAMMA-NEUTRON RADIATION UPON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE UNFETTERED MONKEY.


Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Kaplan,S. J. ; Gresko,E. M.


Report Date : MAY 1969


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : This report presents information indicating that unrestrained subhuman primates are capable of performing a learned task following a 4000-rad (midline tissue dose) pulse of irradiation. The animals exhibit a measurable performance decrement postirradiation with the most severe decrements occurring within the first 2 hours postpulse. Except during the period of early transient incapacitation, however, the animals were able to perform at a near normal level until shortly before death, at which time they became totally incapacitated. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*RADIATION EFFECTS, BEHAVIOR), (*LEARNING, RADIATION EFFECTS), MONKEYS, RADIATION DOSAGE, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), GAMMA RAYS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL)


Subject Categories : RADIOBIOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE