Processing of affective stimuli in alcoholism.

@article{Uekermann2005ProcessingOA,
  title={Processing of affective stimuli in alcoholism.},
  author={Jennifer Uekermann and Irene Daum and Peter Schlebusch and Ulrich Trenckmann},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={189-94}
}
Investigations of neuropsychological functioning in alcoholism have revealed executive and memory deficits which have been interpreted in the light of the "frontal lobe hypothesis" which asserts that the frontal lobes are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of alcohol. Inspite of the known involvement of the orbitofrontal cortex in the processing of affective stimuli, only few studies concerning affective processing in alcoholism have been conducted so far. Alcoholics and healthy… CONTINUE READING

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