The former Glasgow Cathcart MSP claimed to have suffered an alcoholic blackout
on the night of the incident at Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh.
This interference could affect several brain functions, including memory, and it may account for the short-lived condition referred to as "alcoholic blackout
." Chronic alcohol consumption increases glutamate receptor sites in the hippocampus, an area in the limbic system that is crucial to memory and often involved in epileptic seizures.
He said he had an alcoholic blackout
, didn't remember the previous day's events and didn't even know where Birkdale was.
KEY WORDS: alcoholic blackout
; memory interference; AOD (alcohol and other drug) intoxication; AODE (alcohol and other drug effects); AODR (alcohol and other drug related) mental disorder; long-term memory; short-term memory; state-dependent memory; BAC level; social AOD use; drug interaction; disease susceptibility; hippocampus; frontal cortex; neuroimaging; long-term potentiation
He will leave the money in the back of a cab while in an alcoholic blackout
and not even notice that a week has gone by.