The gaps after a drunkenness are not by oblivion but by the impossibility of generating memories

first_imgDrinking alcohol and not remembering anything when the hangover takes control, or even without a hangover, is one of the most typical symptoms of a binge. Another, less common, is the loss of knowledge due to excessive blood levels of alcohol. But how do they affect our body? Showcase of alcoholic beverages. Image: Reuters Beyond the headache that excesses can lead to with alcohol, neurobiological and psychic consequences must be taken into account. The study ‘Alcoholism; Clinical & Experimental Research ‘(‘ Alcoholism: clinical and experimental research ‘) explains what happens when a person fades after an important intake of this drink – the amount varies depending on the biology of each person. Alcohol directly affects the hippocampus, which is the area of ​​the brain in which memories are generated. Therefore, researchers at the Alcoholism Research Society have discovered that the ‘gaps’ that can occur after a person gets drunk are not due to forgetfulness but to the brain’s inability to generate memories over a period of time. that alcohol intake was already excessive. “Technically, a drunk individual may lose or not lose consciousness for a short time, but the truth is that memories of events are not formed for long periods of time during drunkenness,” says Ausim Azizi, one of the scientists involved in the study also collected in Very interesting.But the loss of consciousness can lead to more serious problems for people, which involve physical conditions – if drunkenness causes us to fall and damage a bone, for example – and mental – psychological damage that can eventually end up in psychological problems.last_img

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