Alcohol-induced impairment of inhibitory mechanisms involved in visual search.

  title={Alcohol-induced impairment of inhibitory mechanisms involved in visual search.},
  author={Ben D. Abroms and Mark T. Fillmore},
  journal={Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology},
  volume={12 4},
The present study examined the effects of alcohol on the ability to perform a cued target detection task that measured inhibition of return (IOR). IOR is a reflexive inhibitory mechanism that delays attention from returning to a previously attended location and has been shown to increase the efficiency of a visual search. Ten social drinkers performed the task under 3 alcohol doses: 0.0 g/kg (placebo), 0.45 g/kg, and 0.65 g/kg. The results showed both active alcohol doses reduced the IOR effect… CONTINUE READING

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