Alcohol selectively reduces brain activity during the affective processing of negative information.

@article{Franken2007AlcoholSR,
  title={Alcohol selectively reduces brain activity during the affective processing of negative information.},
  author={Ingmar H. A. Franken and Ilse M. T. Nijs and Peter Muris and Jan W Van Strien},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={
          919-27
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although it has frequently been suggested that alcohol influences emotions such as anxiety and fear through the modulation of affective information processing, few studies addressed this topic using objective measures. OBJECTIVES The acute effects of alcohol on affective processing of pictorial stimuli were investigated using electrophysiological measures. METHODS Event-related brain potentials (ERP) resulting from watching pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral pictures were… CONTINUE READING

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