Interactive effects of approach motivational intensity and alcohol cues on the scope of perceptual attention

Addiction, 05/11/2012

Alcohol cues narrow attentional breadth for individuals who are motivated to consume alcohol, suggesting a non–pharmacological means in which alcohol produces a narrow mindset. Alcohol cues may contribute to cognitive and behavioral deficits, as well as drinking behaviors, in part, because they lead to the inability to process a broad range of information in the environment.

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