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Why Are We Such A Mess When Drunk?

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Being Drunk Explained by Science

Do you remember the first time you got drunk? Probably not or if you do, everything still feels like a haze. Why do we lose our mind when we are drunk? Well, science tries to explain it.

According to a Neuroscience expert, Kevin Strang, our brain is like a computer. When we have too much to drink, our memory gets low and some of our functions are shut down. When drunk, we have poor memory, we even stutter, and have poor reflexes.

When alcohol affects the body, it shuts down the more complex functions in our system like our analytical skills. This leads to poor decision making and even memory loss. So don’t wonder when you can’t remember a thing about the night you got drunk. It’s probably best that you don’t remember them.

our brain when we're drunk

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Alcohol basically acts the same way that surgical anesthetics work, Strang told us. Booze makes it harder for your brain to receive pain signals from your nerves. “It physically blocks the signaling between neurons that make pain,” he explained.

Alcohol relaxes certain kinds of muscles, said Strang, including the ones that control your capillaries — the blood flowing through your body. “You have more blood flow because the blood vessels are relaxed and dilated,” he explained. That means you have more blood in your tissues, which means you have more blood that can leak out under your skin (i.e., bruising) from minor damage. It’s also worth mentioning that you are much more clumsy when you are drunk — a perfect bruise storm!

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