What Wine Actually Does to Your Brain

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

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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