The more alcohol - the better your long term memory?

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    http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/832492/Alcohol-improve-consolidating-memory-study-research

    Academics found that those who drank after a period of study were better at recalling what they had learnt earlier than people who did not.

    The next day, they all did the same task again and those who had drunk alcohol - an average of four units - remembered more of what they had learned.

    Professor Celia Morgan said: “Our research not only showed that those who drank alcohol did better when repeating the word-learning task, but that this effect was stronger among those who drank more.

    The causes of this effect are not fully understood, but the leading explanation is that alcohol blocks the learning of new information and therefore the brain has more resources available to lay down other recently learned information into long-term memory.
     
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