Scientists discover why people can become aggressive when drinking alcohol

13th February, 2018 by Phoebe French

A team of scientists from the University of New South Wales have discovered the reason why some people can become aggressive when drinking alcohol by measuring blood flow to the brain.

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The scientists found that areas of the brain that are known to temper aggression function less when a person has consumed alcohol.

Publishing their research in the Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience journal, the team used MRI scans to measure blood flow in the brain to help them understand why people can become aggressive and violent after drinking alcohol.

Associate professor Thomas Denson of the UNSW School of Psychology and his team enlisted 50 healthy young men who were given either two drinks containing vodka, or placebo drinks without….

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One Response to “Scientists discover why people can become aggressive when drinking alcohol”

  1. Ian Campbell says:

    Interesting research. I was always led to believe that whisky tended to make people aggressive and gin was a depressive. But over indulgence can affect different people in different ways.

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