Effects of fetal alcohol exposure on infant reaction time.

  title={Effects of fetal alcohol exposure on infant reaction time.},
  author={Sandra W. Jacobson and Joseph L Jacobson and Robert J. Sokol},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={18 5},
Fetal alcohol exposure is associated with slower reaction times (RTs) in children, suggesting an alcohol-related deficit in "speed of central processing." This study examined effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on a new paradigm which, for the first time, directly assesses RT in infancy. RT was assessed in 103 Black, inner-city, 6.5-month-olds born to women recruited prenatally based on alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Maternal drinking was related to longer RTs and to fewer fast… CONTINUE READING


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