EFFECTS OF INERT GAS NARCOSIS ON REHEARSAL STRATEGY IN A LEARNING TASK

Authors
  1. Fowler, B.
  2. Hendriks, P.
  3. Porlier, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);York Univ, Downsview ONT (CAN) Dept of Physical Education;York Univ, Toronto ONT (CAN) Dept of Psychology
Abstract
Two experiments were conducted to examine the effects of 35% nitrous oxide (N2O) on rehearsal strategy while learning a list of words in a free-recall paradigm. In experiment 1, the subjects learned the list while rehearsing the words aloud. Learning was slowed and an analysis of the recorded rehearsal protocols revealed a decrease in the overall rate of rehearsal. In addition, there was a decrease in both the number of words rehearsed together and the proportion of words rehearsed from earlier serial positions in the list. In experiment 2, the subjects were required to follow a different rehearsal protocol which was identical for both N2O and the air-breathing control. They had no difficulty following this protocol, but learning was still slowed.
Report Number
DCIEM-87-P-35 — Research Paper; Reprint
Date of publication
01 Jan 1987
Number of Pages
8
Reprinted from
Undersea Biomedical Research, vol 14, no 6, 1987, p 469-476
DSTKIM No
88-01553
CANDIS No
54785
Format(s):
Microfiche filmed at DSIS;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy

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