Alcohol’s effects on the body

This Wednesday in BioSoc, we explored the effect of alcohol on our bodies. We started by investigating the brain and ‘drunkness’, delving into the neurotransmitters GABA and glutamate. We proceeded to talk about neuron inhibition, and how GABA inhibits and therefore slows neural communications. We concluded by watching a short video demonstrating the effect of alcohol on the liver.

Next week Duncan will be presenting in L1U- feel free to bring your lunch along.

(We are thinking about bringing in a guest speaker to BioSoc in the near future; if you have any reasonable ideas of who this should be, please leave them in the comments of this post!

The BioSoc Team

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Jessica Lewis

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