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Alcohol ‘narrows’ attention — which results in drunk witnesses producing less accurate facial composites

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Alcohol intoxication can impair the ability of witnesses to properly recall a person’s facial characteristics, according to new research. The new findings support the alcohol myopia theory - that alcohol reduces a person’s attention to peripheral and non-distinct aspects of a situation.

Period11 Oct 2018

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TitleAlcohol ‘narrows’ attention — which results in drunk witnesses producing less accurate facial composites
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletPsyPost
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date11/10/18
DescriptionAlcohol intoxication can impair the ability of witnesses to properly recall a person’s facial characteristics, according to new research. The new findings support the alcohol myopia theory — that alcohol reduces a person’s attention to peripheral and non-distinct aspects of a situation.
Producer/AuthorEric W. Dolan
URLhttps://www.psypost.org/2018/10/alcohol-narrows-attention-which-results-in-drunk-witnesses-producing-less-accurate-facial-composites-52291
PersonsAlistair Harvey

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