An oculomotor test to measure alcohol impairment.

A. Freivalds, K. Horii

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Drunk driving continues to be one of the nation's most serious safety problems. On the premise that oculomotor control provides a quantitative measure that is very sensitive to alcohol impairment, an oculomotor test previously developed as a portable hand-held Viewmaster viewer with specially designed grating patterns as images was used to stress the oculomotor system. Test scores decreased with increased alcohol impairment along with a large dependence on individual lateral phoria scores. Unfortunately, there was a large amount of interindividual variability, which may limit use of the test for the population at large unless other individual characteristics are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-610
Number of pages8
JournalPerceptual and motor skills
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems


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