Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Medical Factors That Help and Hinder Memory?

Mary L. Windle, PharmD; Zab Mosenifar, MD; Asim Tarabar, MD


February 18, 2015

Alcohol impairs memory formation, at least in part, by disrupting activity in the hippocampus. Damage to the CA1 region of the hippocampus dramatically affects the formation of new memories. Alcohol significantly suppresses pyramidal cell activity in CA1, leading to memory alteration.

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