Science Reveals The Obvious

| February 29, 2008 | Reply

Geez, we needed a scientist for this?

The age-old belief goes that alcohol helps people drown their sorrows, but in truth the bottle only makes bad memories linger, a Japanese study said Friday.

Researchers at the University of Tokyo concluded that ethanol — an intoxicating agent in alcohol — does not cause memory to decrease, as widely believed, but instead locks it in place.

Next subject for study: Can you in fact pack up your troubles in an old kit bag?

Category: Hey, Mr. Science Guy!

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