THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL AND CAFFEINE, ALONE AND IN COMBINATION, ON SKILLS PERFORMANCE

The data from these experiments are consistent in indicating that caffeine can offset to some extent the impairment by alcohol of certain components of driving performance. Clearly, tracking, visual search and reaction time exhibited the caffeine antagonism of alcohol impairment. However, the rate of information processing task failed to show an improvement under the caffeine treatment, demonstrating that the effects of caffeine are specific to behavioral mechanisms. (Author)

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    Southern California Research Institute

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  • Authors:
    • Moskowitz, H
    • Burns, M
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM