Accession Number : AD0690880


Title :   RETENTION, RETROACTIVE INHIBITION AND IDIOSYNCRATIC BEHAVIOR IN THE MAZE-TRAINED MONKEY (MACACA MULATTA).


Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Kessler,D. A. ; Kaplan,S. J. ; Bier,M. A. ; Gresko,E. M.


Report Date : MAY 1969


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : Retention, retroactive inhibition and idiosyncratic behavior of the monkey performing in a shock avoidance maze are analyzed. The six monkeys used in this study were previously trained to traverse a sic-compartmented maze and to respond by pressing on a disc in each compartment. After a rest period of 3 months the subjects were tested for retention, and then trained to perform an additional lever problem in four of the six compartments. Further tests were then conducted to determine if the performance on the previously learned task would be significantly affected by the new training. The results indicate: (1) retention of the traversal problem was unaffected; (2) there was no significant difference in performance of the traversal problem after new lever problem learning; and (3) the idiosyncratic behavior of the animals was relatively unaffected after learning the new lever problem. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, MONKEYS), RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), LEARNING, MONKEYS


Subject Categories : PSYCHOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE