Effects of acute alcohol consumption on the perception of eye gaze direction
This article explores the link between alcohol and increased aggression by assessing differences in how people look at others. The study uses a gaze perception task to monitor the response of participants to stimulus faces to gauge if they felt they were looking towards or away from them. It observed how such perception may change with the amount of alcohol consumed. This study also considers the gender differences between such perceptions. The findings suggest that alcohol consumption does influence how people perceive social situations; these effects may have important implications for alcohol related violence.