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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…

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW