Nicotine, Caffeine and Social Drinking: Behaviour and Brain Function

Nicotine, Caffeine and Social Drinking: Behaviour and Brain Function

by Monicque Lorist, Jan Snel
     
 

ISBN-10: 9057022184

ISBN-13: 9789057022180

Pub. Date: 12/01/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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Overview

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 usage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789057022180
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Notes on Contributors
1Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Nicotine3
2Effects of Nicotine on Human Performance21
3Nicotinic and Non-Nicotinic Aspects of Smoking: Motivation and Behavioural Effects83
4Functional Utility of Nicotine: Arousal, Mood and Performance115
5Nicotine and the Situation X Trait Adaptive Response (STAR) Model: Emotional States and Information Processing131
6Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism of Caffeine153
7Caffeine and Human Performance167
8Caffeine and Information Processing in Man185
9Caffeine, Morning-Evening Type and Coffee Odour: Attention, Memory Search and Visual Event Related Potentials201
10Effects of Caffeine on Attention: Low Levels of Arousal215
11Coffee Consumption and Subjectivie Health: Interrelations with Tobacco and Alcohol229
12Caffeine, Nicotine and Attentional Performance245
13Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacogenetic Aspects of Alcohol259
14Acute Effects of Alcohol Revealed by Event Related Potentials275
15Acute and Chronic Effects of Social Drinking: Event Related Potentials and Quantified EEG289
16Selective Attention and Event Related Potentials in Young and Old Social Drinkers301
17Social Drinking, Memory and Information Processing315
18Limited Alcohol Consumption and Complex Task Performance331
19Cognition in Social Drinkers: The Interaction of Alcohol with Nicotine and Caffeine347
20Effects of Caffeine, Nicotine and Alcohol on Vigilance Performance363
References375
Subject Index447
Author Index453

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