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The Effect of Alcohol on the Brain and Memory

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

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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 ...

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