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Alcohol helps the brain remember, says new study - EurekAlert! (article link)

Repeated ethanol exposure enhances synaptic plasticity in a key area in the brain

AUSTIN, Texas-Drinking alcohol primes certain areas of our brain to learn and remember better, says a new study from the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research at The University of Texas at Austin.

The common view that drinking is bad for learning and memory isn't wrong, says neurobiologist Hitoshi Morikawa, but it highlights only one side of what ethanol consumption does to the brain.