Just ONE glass of wine impairs the brain’s ability to read emotions and body language

Scientists have discovered why we put our  foot in it when we’ve had a few drinks.

As little as one glass of wine is enough to  interrupt communication between the two parts of the brain which control our  behaviour, the amygdala and parts of the prefrontal cortex.

They believe the breakdown in communication  could explain the disinhibition, aggression and social withdrawal symptoms  associated with being intoxicated.

As little as one glass of wine is enough to interrupt  communication between the two parts of the brain which control our behaviour,  the amygdala and parts of the prefrontal cortex

Doctors at the University of Illinois and  Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine used MRI scans of the brain to see what affect  a drink containing alcohol at 16 per cent would have on someone’s ability to  make decisions and read emotions such as fear, anger and happiness.

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