Thursday, December 15, 2005

How alcohol affects your memory


I don't drink and I don't smoke and I don't do self-mutilations of my body and I want to share this short piece of advice with you.

How alcohol affects your memory

Before it hits you over the head with a hangover, too much booze produces temporary amnesia by interfering with the ability of the hippocampus to create memories. (This is also known as a "blackout.") The memories that aren't lost can be especially tough to recall—unless you start drinking again and your brain taps into something called "state-dependent" memory. "When you encode memories while in a specific state, like being drunk, you're more likely to remember them when you're again in that state," says Jonathan Schooler, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. This may explain why Old School quotes start flying faster right around last call.


N.B:
I posted this short piece for the benefit of the Masochist Drunks in the blogosphere.

2 comments:

Just Thinking Out Loud! said...

I was tagged by one and only Nneka on Blogspot :)

Here are the instructions as initiated by dqueenb:
Hopefully we’ll get to know each other this way…there are a ton of Nigerian folks on Blogspot and I think we should get to know each other, I saw this on Xanga and I think its cool so here is how it works. The Rules 1st player of this "game" starts with the topic "5 weird habits of yourself" and people who get tagged need to write a blogspot entry about their 5 weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 5 people to be tagged and list their blogspot IDs. Can you dig it?

I didn't know how much I didn't know about myself till I had to think about this. It took me 2 weeks to come up with my answers. Damn! Lol. That's really fucked up!
1. I think about sex and money all the time and I mean all the time... Hmmm...I don't know. Is that really a weird habit?
2. I belch 24/7 or let me say this I can burp anytime that I want to. I know. Gross!! Actually, that's what I use to break ice with kids. Lol. It works all the time.
3. I have this habit of milking out any topic that is brought up by friends till the topic is worn out.
4. I say the same thing over and over again when having conversations and I am trying to stress what I am talking about. I mean over and over and over again - like fucking resounding cymbals. I always have to catch myself.
5. Everytime I go shopping, I come back home, lay out everything I bought, recalculate and always end up returning at least one of the items. You would think that infers that I am a good saver. Hell naa!
5 habits were asked for but I will give one more:
6. Even after having the kind of wild and wow sex that makes you unable to even lift your finger, I still have the urge to call Palmela after few hrs. I don't necessarily do though. ;)
Ok. Maybe the 6th one was just for fun. Lol!

I am tagging the following people:
On a lighter mode...
silent storms in an ocean of one
The Rantings of Ayesha
BoggyWoggy
Nigerian on the edge

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Thanks,
But, I just visit blogs I like and I have to visit at least 30 blogs in our blogosphere, Blog Explosion and comment on interesting articles.
No more, no less.

I cannot take part in this game, because I sincerely don't have any weird habits. In fact, I am just a vessel for the conveyance of the lives of others. This is my labour of love.

Most of the posts on BoggyWoggy are from people who want to share what they have to share with others. As long as it would be of benefit to humanity, I will help them to post it. So, I am their messenger. And most of them appreciate my services.

God bless.