Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    The Effect of Alcohol on the Brain and Memory

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    How might alcohol affect the brain and thus a person's memory? Please explain using theory/research.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 2:33 am ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    It is a widely accepted fact that certain brain regions are more vulnerable to the acute effects of alcohol, and more specifically, particular brain regions involved are responsible for normal cognitive function (Lee et al., 2009). More specifically, when a person exhibits an alcohol-induced blackout, this happens because the individual is either unable to form new long-term memories, or the deficits may be due to deficits in memory encoding or retrieval (Lee et al., 2009). One of the major brain ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution discusses the effect of alcohol on the brain and memory. The text contains 307 words and attachments of references are included.