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7^2 : 4 0 PlTE^WIliT H FRI 2/8/HO PAGE 1 PßXNEäMIiS : BROKäW, PETER WITT (S®ÂM FOR REHEARSALS; TEL.: 2^7-8000) ‘SET : PROD. AREA w/itiWUP IN BG. : L1HB0 SETTING FOR SPIDER WEBSb ELEMENTS$F;t.;OR 3 »ÏER WEBS, |R0KAW -CUT TO (flOWUP IN BG CUT TO OR. WITT 30) 1 GLA$S CONTAINER w/SOCIAL SPIDERS. OR0KAW : With me this morning is a’scientist who has Ijpisnt 32 years study in the behavior of spider Why spiders? Well, according to Dr. Peter Witt*, Director of Research for tfop| Ne!th Carolina Department of ‘Mental Health, a spider 1 s web is more than just a flycatcher He thinks it may/ hold jfl ue s t o t h e :.j§$ro 1 « t i o n b.f himan so ci al behavior. Or. Witt is going to show you what happens to a spider when it has been fed drugs like tranquilizer A sp-C’ed or Bfea r mmiana .
QUESTIONS FOR PETER WITT: 1. Why do scientists select to stud pattii^^gl’*-(THE SPIDER IS A PRECISE CREATURE SPIN THE SAME WEB PATTERN EACH TIME y spiders to get clues on human behav ITS BEHAVIOR PATTERN IS PREDICTABLE. 1 2. How long does it take for a spider to, spin a big web? (IT TAKES ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO SP WEBS DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOfURS BEFORE TACKLING ANOTHER WEB.) IN A BIG WEB. THE SPIDER ONLY SPINS HIS ■THEN IT WAITS FOR THE NEXT 23 HOURS 3. How does the behaviour pattern of| the spider change after it has been d/fugs|M (CUT TO CU OF ABNORMAL WEB. . .THE SPllDER SPINS WEIRD WEB PATTERNS. 4. Does thS spider return to Kps old prefcf.se habits litter ||i|# drug has worn off 5. Most spiders are loners but there is a species that is social. Tell uü about your experiment with a group of BUT THEIR ERRATIC BEHAVIOR IS INFECTI OUS TO (CUT TO CU OF GLASS TOP WITH SOCIAlJ SPIDERS. DR. WITT* FOUND THAT THE DRTjTGS NOT ONLY AFFECT THE iNDIVlfclÀL.SPIDERS OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GROUP.) 6. you interpret -this regMfiJ^^gto human behavior? (HIS EXPERIMENTS IMPLY THAT DRUGS NOT ONLY ALTER THE BEHAVIOR OF THE USE ALSO AFFECTS THE INTERRACTIONS WITHIN FAMILIES^ NEIGHBORHOODS AND SOCIET 7* phS t are some of thfe other : ways (THEY ARE USED TO TEST THE EFFECTS that spiders are being used for resea OF NEW DRUGS ON THE HUMAN BRAIN. )
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