Science proves what country music already knew: Booze makes you sad

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. The researchers, led by pharmacology professor Norio Matsuki, gave mild shocks to lab rats to condition them to fear. As a result, the rats would freeze in terror and curl up the moment they were put in their cages.

I hope the research paper cites “Haggard, Merle: Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down

One thought on “Science proves what country music already knew: Booze makes you sad

  1. My favorite point is that ethanol is an intoxicating agent in alcohol.

    No. It *is* alcohol. Maybe the author should have drunk more so that he could remember this.

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