Yet more astonishing scientific breakthroughs:
continuous drinking for as little as eight weeks can produce deficits in learning and memory
Butterfield, also director of the Center of Membrane Studies, said these findings are especially troubling for college students who may engage in binge drinking. “People should exercise caution against binge drinking since cognitive deficits may ensue,” he said.
Yet another incredible scientific breakthrough:
The multidisciplinary team found that early, intense romantic love may have more to do with motivation, reward and “drive” aspects of human behavior than with the emotions or sex drive. Brain systems were activated that humans share with other mammals. So the researchers think “early-stage romantic love is possibly a developed form of a mammalian drive to pursue preferred mates, and that it has an important influence on social behaviors that have reproductive and genetic consequences.”
Who knows what’s next? Perhaps the feelings of hunger we sometimes feel are in some way connected with motivational mechanisms to promote the intake of food.