Hangovers do slow your brain down by lowering its electrical activity, reports say
The negative effects of alcohol intoxication persist long after a person sobers-up from a big night, experts have found.
A study conducted by the University of Victoria, British Columbia, confirmed that hangovers actually reduce electrical activity in the brain, affecting function short-term. The results – which were published in Psycho-physiology, reveal that both learning and decision-making are impaired during the body’s recovery period.
Such responses are similar to those caused by concussion, which also reduces electrical activity.
The research comes after it was revealed that British women are ranked among the heaviest drinkers in the world.