THE EFFECTS OF VARYING LEVELS OF ALCOHOL ON DARK ADAPTATION TIME

THE EFFECT OF ALCOHOL ON THE ABILITY TO DETECT A LOW CONTRAST TARGET UNDER MESOPIC LEVELS OF ILLUMINATION WAS INVESTIGATED. DARK ADAPTATION TIMES WERE OBTAINED FOR EACH OF THREE BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVELS (B.A.L.'S)-80 MG%, 60 MG%, AND 40 MG%-AND A NORMAL CONDITION. ANALYSIS OF RESPONSE TIMES DURING THE PROCESS OF DARK ADAPTATION (AFTER ALLOWING FOR REACTION TIME) SHOWED SIGNIFICANT IMPAIRMENT UNDER 80 MG% B.A.L., WHILE LITTLE OR NO DETERIORATION OCCURRED AT 60 MG% AND 40 MG% WHEN COMPARED WITH NORMAL SESSIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • NO ICRL-RR-69-5
  • Corporate Authors:

    Health, Education & Welfare Dept /US

    /Injury Control Research Lab
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Lewis, E M
    • Sarlanis, K
  • Publication Date: 1969-8

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1972 12:00AM