Accession Number : AD0776217


Title :   A Discrimination Task for Restrained Beagles


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Chaput, R L ; Kovacic, R T ; Fleming, N L ; Flynn, M E


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD= AD0776217


Report Date : Oct 1973


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : A procedure in which beagles were trained by shock avoidance conditioning to perform a discrimination task cued by visual and auditory stimuli is described. The time required to train most dogs averaged 50 days. When trained, dogs performed at better than 95 percent correct response. The techniques can be carefully controlled to produce standardized trained animals for applied behavioral research.


Descriptors :   *CONDITIONING(LEARNING) , *LEARNING , AUDITORY SIGNALS , BEHAVIOR , DISCRIMINATION , DOGS , LABORATORY ANIMALS , PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY , RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , RESTRAINT , SHOCK , TRAINING , VISUAL SIGNALS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE