Nicotine, Caffeine and Social Drinking: Behaviour and Brain Function

Nicotine, Caffeine and Social Drinking: Behaviour and Brain Function

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Often, people use nicotine, caffeine, and some level of alcohol in varying combinations at different times of the day in order to optimize their functioning and feelings of well-being, whether at work, in leisure time, or in a social context. However, until now, studies on the effects of this everyday practice have been diverse, widespread, and insufficiently summarized. Recently developed methods to study the effects in more detail have received little attention, especially among a nonscientific readership. Nicotine, Caffeine and Social Drinking focuses readers' attention on the effects of normal, socially accepted psychoactive substances on cognitive performance and on the brain. Divided into three sections, this book studies each substance individually before examining the effects of their combined more

Product details

  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 25.4mm | 898g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138977195
  • 9781138977198

Table of contents

1. Functional Utility of Nicotine - Arousal, Mood and Performance, Verner J. Knott, Anne Harr and Stacey Lusk-Mikkelsen 2. Nicotine and the Situation X Trait Adaptive Response (STAR) Model, David G. Gilbert and Brenda O. Gilbert 3. Caffeine and Information Processing in Man, Monicque M. Lorist 4. Coffee Consumption and Subjective Health - Interrelations with Tobacco and Alcohol, Ronald A. Knibbe and Ypie T. De Haan 5. Selective Attention and Event Related Potentials in Young and Old Social Drinkers, Elly Zeef, Jan Snel and Bertie M. Maritz 6. Limited Alcohol Consumption and Complex Task Performance, Siegried Streufert and Rosanne Pogash 7. Effects of Caffeine, Nicotine and Alcohol on Vigilance Performance, Harry S. Koelegashow more