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    This document contains text automatically extracted from a PDF or image file. Formatting may havebeen lost and not all text may have been recognized. To remove this note, right-click and select Delete table .    Box 101, Aberdeen, Scotland   S. WA R D LEMarine Laboratory, Post  temporarily blindedwith a mixture of lamp black and Vase-line applied to both eyes, failed to join amilling school of normal fish and collidedrepeatedly with them.We do not know whether the differ-ences between our results and those of Parr are consequences of technique or whether they reflect real differences be-tween the two species; the extent of arousal may also be important. Parr’sfish showed panic reactions which in-creased the more they collided, whereasthe test saithe recovered very graduallyfrom handling and anesthesia while being repeatedly presented with theschool. Finally, none of our blind saitheshowed any reaction to the school withinthe time scale of Parr’s experiment. It istherefore likely that the present tech-nique allows more chance for a blind fishto school.T. J. PITCHER School of and EnvironmentalSciences, New UniversityUlster,Culeraine, Northern IrelandB. L. PARTRIDG EDepartmentExperimentalPsychology, South Parks Road,Oxford, England  dogs, cats, rabbits, and monkeys, buthave been well established in experimen- these EEG manifestations occur in thetal animals (I) there is some evidence absence of behavioral convulsions (I).that this major psychoactive component While behavioral convulsions occasion-of marijuana possesses convulsant prop- ally have been reported in rats, dogs, anderties Electroencephalographic (EEC) monkeys, these seizures generally occur  patterns of convulsive-like activity, for only with lethal or near-lethal doses of example, polyspikes, spike and slow   Although the anticonvulsant proper- waves, have been reported in rodents,ties of  (I). 26 NOVEMBER 1976 decrease nabinuidsin severity and thendisappear after the lung-term administrationThe ex-treme sensitivitycannabinuids suggeststhat the population might serve as a model in studies  tion to school than Keenleyside’s ruddsince (i) it had been trained previously toswim around the tank, (ii) the school metthe test fish once a minute at each circuitof the tank, and (iii) one test saithe had25 normal schooling fish to respond to. If we allow for the different experimental procedures, Keenleyside’s findings donot seem incompatible with our own.Parr (2) found that seven chub mackerel,  R. a T.J.P.manuscript. New University Dawkins, This work of and was Ulster A. supported Cook research criticized in grant part the byto6 May 1976; revised 8 July 1976 Cannabinoid Induced Behavioral. Convulsions in Rabbits Abstract. A populationWhite rabbits has been found to exhibit behavioral convulsions when given marijuana. The behavioral these rabbits to the stimulant action  New intravenous doses 17. 15. 
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