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Impaired performance from brief social isolation of rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) - A multiple video-task assessment
External Online Source: doi:10.1037/0735-7036.105.2.145
Author and Affiliation:
Washburn, David A.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Rumbaugh, Duane M.(Georgia State University, Atlanta, United States)
Abstract: Social isolation has been demonstrated to produce profound and lasting psychological effects in young primates. In the present investigation, two adult rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) were isolated from one another for up to 6 days and tested on 7 video tasks designed to assess psychomotor and cognitive functioning. Both the number and quality (i.e., speed and accuracy) of responses were significantly compromised in the social isolation condition relative to levels in which the animals were tested together. It is argued that adult rhesus are susceptible to performance disruption by even relatively brief social isolation, and that these effects can best be assessed by a battery of complex and sensitive measures.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1991
Document ID:
19920061919
(Acquired Nov 22, 1995)
Accession Number: 92A44543
Subject Category: LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Journal of Comparative Psychology (ISSN 0735-7036); 105; 2, 19; 145-151
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NIH-HD-06016; NAG2-438
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 7p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS; SOCIAL ISOLATION; VISUAL TASKS; COGNITION; LEARNING; MONKEYS; OPERATOR PERFORMANCE; PSYCHOMOTOR PERFORMANCE
Imprint And Other Notes: Journal of Comparative Psychology (ISSN 0735-7036), vol. 105, no. 2, 1991, p. 145-151. Research supported by Georgia State University.
Miscellaneous Notes: Research supported by Georgia State Universi
Availability Source: Other Sources
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