Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Study: Drinkers Not Only Zone Out

Donnerstag 7. Mai 2009 von htm

– But Also Are Unaware That They Do So.
A new study out of the University of Pittsburgh suggests that a moderate dose of alcohol increases a person’s mind wandering, while at the same time reducing the likelihood of noticing that one’s mind has wandered.
These findings have potentially important implications for understanding the disruptive effects of alcohol. For example, the observation that alcohol increases mind-wandering suggests another reason why alcohol makes driving dangerous-drunk drivers may lose track of what they are doing.
Moreover, the finding that alcohol reduces meta-consciousness may explain why people drive when they are drunk-by reducing their ability to assess their current state, intoxicated people may fail to realize how intoxicated they are and thus inadequately appraise the danger of driving. (Source: Medical News Today, 5/6/09)

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