Why Do Only Some People Get Blackout Drunk?

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Have you experienced a night out (or a morning after a night out) where it seemed your brain simply turned off the record button for your memories? Apparently not everyone has or even can.

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Sources:

New Studies Shed Much-Needed Light On Alcohol-Induced Memory Blackouts:
https://ncadd.org/in-the-news/374-new-studies-shed-much-needed-light-on-alcohol-induced-memory-blackouts

“National survey studies suggest that roughly one in four college students who drink will experience a blackout in a given year, making blackouts a surprisingly common outcome of excessive drinking.”

What Happens To Your Brain When You Get Black-Out Drunk?:
http://gizmodo.com/5977688/what-happens-to-your-brain-when-you-get-black-out-drunk

“You wake up in an unfamiliar room, missing a button or two, with a few stains on your shirt that you’re hoping are food-related. The last thing you remember from the night before was downing that fourth shot of Cuervo. Okay, so you blacked out. But what exactly does that mean?”

The Brain On Alcohol: Why Some Drinkers Blackout:
http://www.livescience.com/19094-alcohol-blackout-brain.html

“After a night of heavy partying, you might need a few clues to piece together your night. New research suggests that some people are more susceptible than others to blackouts and memory loss after tossing a few back.”

The Truth About Alcohol, From Gin Tears To Champagne Hangovers:
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/dec/23/truth-about-alcohol-gin-tears-champagne-hangovers

“I’ll never forget the rubbish party I attended at a youth club when I was a fledgling teen. There was music, high jinks and a bowl of fruit punch as big as a duck pond. The youth leaders thought it would be amusing to tell us that the punch was alcoholic.”

Tree Shrew Sober Despite Drinking All Day:
http://www.livescience.com/7540-tree-shrew-sober-drinking-day.html

“The Malaysian pen-tailed tree shrew could drink the most annoying drunken fratboys under the table. A new study found that the tiny animal subsists on a diet roughly equivalent to 100 percent beer, drinking up the fermented nectar of the flower buds of the bertam palm plant.”

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