Published: February 13, 2018 4:22 pm
Just two glasses of vodka can trigger changes in the brain region linked to aggression, say scientists who used MRI scans to understand why people become violent after consuming alcohol.
According to most theories, alcohol-related aggression is caused by changes in the prefrontal cortex. However, there is a lack of substantial neuroimaging evidence to substantiate these ideas.
For the study led by Thomas Denson of the University of New South Wales in Australia, researchers recruited fifty healthy young men.
The participants were either given two drinks containing vodka, or placebo drinks without any alcohol.
While lying in an MRI scanner, the participants then had to compete in a task which has regularly been used over the past 50 years to…