Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 2325-2336; doi:10.3390/ijerph7052325
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Binge Drinking Effects on EEG in Young Adult Humans

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Received: 2 February 2010; in revised form: 1 April 2010 / Accepted: 7 May 2010 / Published: 10 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alcohol and Public Health)
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Abstract: Young adult (N = 96) university students who varied in their binge drinking history were assessed by electroencephalography (EEG) recording during passive viewing. Groups consisted of male and female non-binge drinkers (>1 to 5/4 drinks/ounces in under two hours), low-binge drinkers (5/4–7/6 drinks/ounces in under two hours), and high-binge drinkers (≥ 10 drinks/ounces in under two hours), who had been drinking alcohol at their respective levels for an average of 3 years. The non- and low-binge drinkers exhibited less spectral power than the high-binge drinkers in the delta (0–4 Hz) and fast-beta (20–35 Hz) bands. Binge drinking appears to be associated with a specific pattern of brain electrical activity in young adults that may reflect the future development of alcoholism.
Keywords: binge drinking; CNS; EEG; young adults; undergraduates
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Courtney, K.E.; Polich, J. Binge Drinking Effects on EEG in Young Adult Humans. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 2325-2336.

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Courtney KE, Polich J. Binge Drinking Effects on EEG in Young Adult Humans. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(5):2325-2336.

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Courtney, Kelly E.; Polich, John. 2010. "Binge Drinking Effects on EEG in Young Adult Humans." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 5: 2325-2336.

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