Alcohol’s effects on emotionally motivated attention, defensive reactivity and subjective anxiety during uncertain threats

  title={Alcohol’s effects on emotionally motivated attention, defensive reactivity and subjective anxiety during uncertain threats},
  author={Daniel E. Bradford and Courtney A. Motschman and Mark J. Starr and John J. Curtin},
  journal={Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience},
  pages={1823 - 1832}
Abstract Developing a better understanding of how and under what circumstances alcohol affects the emotions, cognitions and neural functions that precede and contribute to dangerous behaviors during intoxication may help to reduce their occurrence. Alcohol intoxication has recently been shown to reduce defensive reactivity and anxiety more during uncertain vs certain threat. However, alcohol’s effects on emotionally motivated attention to these threats are unknown. Alcohol may disrupt both… 

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