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Psychology of Alcoholism, The by George Barton Cutten (1874 - 1962)

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  • Chapter IV - Intellect (not including memory)

Chapter IV - Intellect (not including memory)

Thursday 1st January 1970

Explore the psychological impact of chronic alcoholism on intellect and imagination in this podcast episode. Discover the latest research and learn about the host's insights. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.
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Psychology of Alcoholism, The by George Barton Cutten (1874 - 1962)
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The Effects of Chronic Alcoholism on Intellect and Imagination: A Psychological Perspective

The pathological changes in the brain of the alcoholic are sufficient to prevent the operations of the higher intellectual faculties, the destruction of the nerve cells, which are constantly degenerating, hinders the direct and uninterrupted flow of impulses which form the physical basis of memory and association of ideas and imagination.
In Chapter IV of The Psychology of Alcoholism, George Barton Cutten explores the effects of chronic alcoholism on intellect and imagination. The primary effect of alcohol is to heighten the imagination, but this comes at a cost. Alcohol affects the physical basis of perception and inhibitory power, leading to difficulty in distinguishing between actual facts and the result of imagination. Chronic alcoholism also leads to mental weakness, impaired judgment, and loss of higher reasoning.
The destruction of nerve cells also affects memory and association of ideas and imagination. To learn more, listen to the episode now on alcoholfree.com.