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"Fake Alcohol" Can Make You Tipsy

By Dr. David Whitehouse
Source: BBC

Simply the belief that you are drinking alcohol can impair judgement and dent memory, say researchers.

According to Seema Assefi and Maryanne Garry, two psychologists at Victoria University in New Zealand, memory can be affected by an alcohol placebo.

Tests showed that participants in an experiment who were told they were drinking vodka, but were not, were more swayed by misleading information and more certain their memory was correct than those who were told they were drinking tonic water.

This excerpt is from an article originally published by BBC News. Please read the full article here.

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