About last night: Biology of the booze blackout

In [a] study published in the July 6 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers reported they previously believed consuming large amounts of alcohol killed brain cells, and that explained the temporary amnesia commonly called blackouts. They now understand alcohol interferes with brain receptors that produce steroids, which cause neurons essential to memory and learning to misfire.

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