Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Impaired perceptual judgment at low blood alcohol concentrations

Donnerstag 23. Dezember 2010 von htm

Males and females show different patterns of cognitive impairment when blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) are high. To investigate whether gender differences persist at low BACs, cognitive impairment was tested in 21 participants (11 female, 10 male) using a brief computerized perceptual judgment task that provides error rate and response time data. … Males and females displayed a trend toward slower responses and more errors, even when mildly intoxicated. These data indicate that cognitive function can be impaired at BACs that are below the legal limit for driving in most countries. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 12/22/10)

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