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