New danger of drinking alcohol is found out
Drunk people can not fully control their behavior, although they think the opposite. This is evidenced by the results of a study conducted by scientists from the American University of California in San Diego. Conclusions are published in the PLOS ONE journal.
Scientists have chosen 18 volunteers for the experiment. They were asked to indicate the color of the square appearing in the center of the screen. In doing so, they had to ignore the two squares that appeared earlier on the sides of the screen.
The experiment showed that after drinking alcohol people often made mistakes and indicated the color of the side squares.
Researchers with the help of special equipment analyzed the impulses that came from the brain. It turned out that in the case of alcohol intoxication, the human brain quite correctly perceives the situation. But at the same time, the ability to act correctly is disrupted. That is, people understood what color the central square, but could not choose it among others.
Scientists say that this feature of the human brain is especially dangerous when driving a car in a state of intoxication.