Defense Date

1970

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Physiology

First Advisor

Daniel J. Watts

Abstract

That alcohol affects human behavior has been known for centuries. However, how and why it affects behavior has not been precisely established despite extensive research and study. The inconsistent action of alcohol at different doses on different tissue systems and on different response systems has been well documented (Kalant 1 referenced in 39). The exact sites of action of alcohol in the central nervous system and the relative influence of each of these sites in cognitive and motor behavior are not known. The primary purpose of this experiment was to study the effects of blood alcohol concentrations below 0.100 percent on the motor and cognitive components of complex human behavior using replicable and quantifiable measures.

Comments

Scanned, with permission from the author, from the original print version, which resides in University Archives.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

2-5-2018

Included in

Physiology Commons

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