Effects of acute alcohol consumption on processing of perceptual cues of emotional expression.

@article{Attwood2009EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of acute alcohol consumption on processing of perceptual cues of emotional expression.},
  author={Angela S Attwood and C. Ohlson and Christopher Benton and Ian Penton-Voak and Marcus R Munaf{\`o}},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={23-30}
}
Alcohol consumption has been associated with increases in aggressive behaviour. However, experimental evidence of a direct association is equivocal, and mechanisms that may underlie this relationship are poorly understood. One mechanism by which alcohol consumption may increase aggressive behaviour is via alterations in processing of emotional facial cues. We investigated the effects of acute alcohol consumption on sensitivity to facial expressions of emotion. Participants attended three… CONTINUE READING