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How does Alcohol Affects Your Decision-Making Process

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on 17 July 2014

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how alcohol effects the brain
The first part of your brain to be effected by alcohol is the frontal lobe. The frontal lobe is responsible for judgment and reasoning .
At a .05% alcohol level in your blood, your frontal lobe is effected.
At .1 – .15%, the alcohol travels to your midbrain, where muscle coordination, vision, and speech are controlled.
After this point, the alcohol moves toward your Pons and Medulla Oblongota where your respiratory system and cardiac system are effected.
how alcohol effects decision making?
What allows you to stop yourself from acting upon these otherwise socially unacceptable, yet natural urges are called “inhibitory nerves.”
Since alcohol is a depressant, these nerves are depressed, allowing you to appear more brave, when all you are is acting on urges that are already there.
Since alcohol also inhibits the sympathetic nervous system. This nervous system gives you the “fight or flight” sense.
Wernicke–Korsakoff Syndrome
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) is a type of brain disorder caused by a lack of vitamin B1. Signs of Korsakoff psychosis tend to follow as the Wernicke’s symptoms wane. If Wernicke’s disease is treated quickly and effectively, Korsakoff syndrome may not develop. These disorders may manifest concurrently or separately. WKS is usually secondary to alcohol abuse. It mainly causes vision changes, ataxia and impaired memory.
Difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times, impaired memory
Alcohol can produce detectable impairments in memory after only a few drinks and, as the amount of alcohol increases, so does the degree of impairment.
Alcohol increases reaction time and errors during decision making
How does Alcohol Affects Your Decision-Making Process
i researched the effects of alcohol on the brain and i found an article that stated that people with high dosage of alcohol in there system seem to be well aware of there surroundings and what they are doing but they get a little to brave and want to fight anything and take flight off of anything.
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drinking while pregnant
when a pregnant woman drinks while a baby is developing in her stomach it effects the childs developing brain as well as other organs.
Drinking during pregnancy can lead to a range of physical, learning, and behavioral effects in the developing brain, the most serious of which is a collection of symptoms known as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).
Their brains may have less volume And they may have fewer numbers of brain cells leading to long–term problems in learning and behavior.
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