From the August 2018 magazine.

Alcoholism At Large

Memories will never come back, because the information wasn't stored in the first place.

Blackouts and the brain 

A new analysis of what happens in the brain during a blackout has been released by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).  Blackouts occur when alcohol impairs information processing in the hippocampus, a brain region that plays a central role in the formation of new memories, says Aaron White, PhD, Senior Scientific Advisor to the NIAAA Director and a leading expert on blackouts.

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