Alcohol and the Brain

  • Published19 Jan 2018
  • Reviewed19 Jan 2018
  • Author Kristina Reznikov
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

If you’ve ever sipped champagne at a New Year’s party or opened a beer at a summer barbecue, you may have felt the effects of alcohol on your speech, movements, or emotions. That’s the result of alcohol's effects on the brain and nervous system. But how does that happen, and what are the consequences? Click the buttons on the image below for a collection of videos and articles to learn some of the facts, myths, and long-term effects of alcohol.

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