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Addiction

08 July 2011

Alcohol-induced blackouts

A person who drinks too much alcohol may be able to perform complicated tasks, such as dancing, or even driving a car, but later have no memory of those escapades.

A person who drinks too much alcohol may be able to perform complicated tasks, such as dancing, carrying on a conversation or even driving a car, but later have no memory of those escapades. These periods of amnesia, commonly known as "blackouts", can last from a few minutes to several hours.

Better understanding of what occurs when memory formation is inhibited by alcohol exposure could lead to strategies to improve memory.

 

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