It really is possible to be “blind drunk” – according to this study of 104 drunk students

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A new study finds that even relatively low levels of intoxication can increase “inattentional blindness” – meaning that we simply fail to notice objects that are unexpected but which would easily visible in a sober state.

Period3 Mar 2018 → 8 Mar 2018

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  • TitleHow Drinking Can Increase Perceptual Blindness
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Fix
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date5/03/18
    DescriptionA study by Alistair Harvey explored how alcohol consumption can impact our ability to see something unusual unfold right in front of us
    Producer/AuthorBeth Leipholtz
    URLhttps://www.thefix.com/how-drinking-can-increase-perceptual-blindness
    PersonsAlistair Harvey
  • TitleAlcohol increases inattentional blindness, the failure to perceive visual object in plain view when attention is otherwise engaged, finds new study in journal Psychopharmacology. Results are consistent with alcohol myopia theory.
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletReddit
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date4/03/18
    DescriptionA new study finds that even relatively low levels of intoxication can increase “inattentional blindness” – meaning that we simply fail to notice objects that are unexpected but which would easily visible in a sober state.
    URLhttps://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/81x2pv/alcohol_increases_inattentional_blindness_the/
    PersonsAlistair Harvey
  • TitleAlcohol increases the chances of being perceptually blind to otherwise fully visible objects
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletPsyPost
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date3/03/18
    DescriptionNew research from Alistair Harvey has found that alcohol intoxication can increase inattentional blindness — meaning the failure to consciously perceive fully visible objects
    Producer/AuthorEric W. Dolan
    URLhttps://www.psypost.org/2018/03/alcohol-increases-chances-consciously-blind-otherwise-fully-visible-objects-50811
    PersonsAlistair Harvey

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  • TitleIt really is possible to be “blind drunk” – according to this study of 104 drunk students
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletiNews
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/03/18
    DescriptionA new study finds that even relatively low levels of intoxication can increase “inattentional blindness” – meaning that we simply fail to notice objects that are unexpected but which would easily visible in a sober state.
    Producer/AuthorTom Bawden
    URLhttps://inews.co.uk/news/science/possible-get-blind-drunk/
    PersonsAlistair Harvey