Beer Goggles or “Attentional Myopia”
From PsyBlog, What Alcohol Does to Your Mind: Attentional Myopia takes a look at the narrowing effect drinking has on thinking:
According to a growing body of evidence collected over the last three or more decades, people’s Jekyll and Hyde behaviour while drinking can be understood by a simple idea which has some intriguing ramifications.
The alcohol myopia model says that drink makes our attentional system short-sighted and the more we drink, the more short-sighted it becomes. With more alcohol our brains become less and less able to process peripheral cues and more focused on what is right in front of us…
Posted by Will Baum, LCSW