Accession Number : AD0744635
Title : Design and Operation of an Exercise Device for Subhuman Primates
Descriptive Note : Technical note
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
Personal Author(s) : Curran, C. R. ; Wiegel, W. R. ; Stevens, D. N.
Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=AD0744635
Report Date : FEB 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 24
Abstract : The construction of an activity wheel to exercise subhuman primates is described and a sample cumulative record of steady-state responding is presented. The wheel consists of a Lucite and aluminum bar circular cage which rotates freely on four roller bearings inside two stationaly Lucite walls. The aluminum bars act as a circular treadmill and as a shock grid for conditioning the animals. A free-operant avoidance paradigm utilizing visual and auditory control stimuli can be used to condition and maintain stable rates of responding. Pressplates and one-plane readouts are also installed on one stationary wall to permit the training of animals to additional discriminated avoidance tasks.
Descriptors : *PRIMATES, TRAINING, EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), ANIMALS
Subject Categories : ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE