Preresponse cues reduce the impairing effects of alcohol on the execution and suppression of responses

Cecile A. Marczinski, Mark T. Fillmore

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Abstract

The present study examined the effects of alcohol on the ability to execute and inhibit behavior in a context in which preliminary information signaled the likelihood that a response should be executed or suppressed. Social drinkers (N = 12) performed a cued go/no-go task that required quick responses to go targets and suppression of responses to no-go targets. Performance was tested under 3 doses of alcohol: 0.65 g/kg, 0.45 g/kg, and 0.0 g/kg (placebo). Alcohol had no effect on inhibition and execution when cues correctly signaled these actions. By contrast, alcohol impaired inhibition and execution in a dose-dependent manner when cues incorrectly signaled actions. These findings are consistent with a resource limitation account of alcohol impairment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-117
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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