The Effects of Alcohol on the Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Man
The effects of alcohol on the electrical activity of the brain have been studied in animals and in man. In a comprehensive review of the animal literature, Himwich and Callison (1972) reported that alcohol in adequate doses depresses the functions of the central nervous system. Begleiter and Platz (1972) reviewed the human literature and concluded that the effects of alcohol on human EEG appear primarily to be an increase in the total amount of alpha activity and as a slowing of its frequency.
KeywordsBlood Alcohol Blood Alcohol Concentration Alpha Activity Somatosensory Evoke Potential Blood Alcohol Level
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