Behavioral and physiological adaptation to repeated chair restraint in rhesus macaques.

@article{Ruys2004BehavioralAP,
  title={Behavioral and physiological adaptation to repeated chair restraint in rhesus macaques.},
  author={John D Ruys and Sally P. Mendoza and John P Capitanio and W. Anthony Mason},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={82 2-3},
  pages={205-13}
}
Physical restraint is a commonly used procedure when working closely with nonhuman primates. Nonhuman primates show rapid behavioral changes when learning the restraint procedure, and these changes have been taken to reflect behavioral and physiological habituation to the procedure. This study examined the behavioral and adrenocortical responses to repeated physical restraint in a large sample of adult male rhesus monkeys. Subjects showed a decline in behavioral agitation and cortisol… CONTINUE READING