EFFECT OF ALCOHOL ON VISUAL CONSTANCY VALUES AND POSSIBLE RELATION TO DRIVING PERFORMANCE

The ability of the brain to impose conditions on perception is a high level process whiich may be adversely affected by the depressive action of alcohol on the nervous system. In this case, objects such as road signs, etc. would tend to look smaller and so more distant than when sober if regression is inhibiited. Drivers' reactions may be delayed if hazards are seen smaller and further away, thereby increasing the possibility of accident. This research indicates a reduction in phenomenal regression after ingestion of alcohol. There are implications for accident rates in driving and in industry.

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  • Accession Number: 00607982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM