What Wine Actually Does to Your Brain

Inside the neuroscience of being drunk

In their latest episode, ASAP Science takes a look inside the neuroscience of being drunk. Why does drinking instill feelings of wellbeing and freedom? And why does indulging in excess inhibit memory? The answers lie in the neurotransmitters that transfer messages between brain cells -- a complex chemical relationship that ASAP Science explains in just two minutes in the video below. Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, who produce the videos, talk about the making of the series in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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