Neuroscientists at the University of Sussex in the U.K. found that drinking even a 0.5 litre of beer or large glass of wine contributes to the sense of will in healthy people. About it reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.
In the study, experts have studied the impact of low doses of alcohol that do not cause noticeable irregularities in the behavior. However, the researchers considered the psychological feature of people “to bring together” in time a willful act followed by physical stimulus. So, if the person moved his hand, and then saw a flash of light, the effect is considered his brain, as perfect a little later than in reality, and stimulus — as occurred earlier. It is believed that this phenomenon is closely associated with a sense of will.
The subjects drank the alcohol that his blood did not exceed the limit allowed for driving. It turned out that the volunteers even stronger bound volitional action, and incentive, than usual. According to the researchers, this suggests that the use of small doses of alcohol makes a person feel that he is in control, when in reality it is not. Overconfidence of the driver contributes to potentially dangerous behavior.