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A glass or two of wine can boost our ability to remember, says a new study. Scientists have found that moderate amounts of alcohol challenge the brain and it responds by improving the memory…..…CLICK & SEE
The findings rubbished the notion of drinking to forget, as they also show drinking enough to exceed the limit for driving means you are more likely to remember the embarrassment of a boisterous binge from making an indecent proposal to dancing without your trousers on.
â€œOur work suggests that heavy drinking actually reinforces negative memories.â€
With Dr Maggie Kalev, he studied the effects on memory of moderate levels of alcohol consumption, equivalent to a glass or two of wine a day, and found they can enhance memory.
Moderate levels of alcohol challenge the brain and it responds by improving memory, said During. It is like the best way to build strength in a muscle is to challenge the muscle. But you have to get it just right.
Kalev added that low levels of alcohol â€œpromoted neutral memories, such as remembering objectsâ€. The research has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
That suggested why, after recovering from a binge, one may not remember dancing on a table, or much about the place where the drinking occurred. However, you may still have a lingering feeling that a good (or bad) time was had.
Source: The Telegraph (Kolkata, India)