Alcohol does not help get rid of unpleasant memories

According to experts, 60 to 80 percent of people use alcohol as a "cure" for negative memories

When alcohol negative memories become brighter, said experts at the Johns Hopkins University. Scientists have found that alcohol enhances communication between neurons and brain center of fear, writes Dailymail.

For confirmation of this theory, scientists had to conduct a experiment on mice. Using elektricheski the category of rodents vyrabotal fear when they heard a certain sound. Then the mice were divided into two groups. The first group took ordinary water and the second with 20% ethanol. The next day, the researchers repeated the reproduced sounds to see how they will react to rodents.

It turned out that the rodents that received alcohol, were frozen in anticipation of the shock than those who drank plain water. The fact is that synapses (connections between neurons) in the specimens treated with alcohol, contains more receptors. Due to the fact that these compounds had stronger negative memories about the past day was to eliminate the heavier, mice were in a scared condition. Then the mice receiving the alcohol, were given a drug that blocks receptors that allowed to reduce reduce the response to sounds by 20%.

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