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Beer’s Effects on the Brain

A recent study found that the taste of beer, minus its alcoholic effects, may be enough to trigger the release of the pleasure chemical dopamine in the brain.

To see how beer affects the brain researchers gave a group of men tastes of beer, and as the men sipped the beer, the researchers scanned the men’s brains. After a taste of beer, the men’s brains showed a notable release of dopamine, a brain chemical associated with the pleasurable experience of consuming alcohol and other drugs.

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A recent study found that the taste of beer, minus its alcoholic effects, may be enough to trigger the release of the pleasure chemical dopamine in the brain.

To see how beer affects the brain researchers gave a group of men tastes of beer, and as the men sipped the beer, the researchers scanned the men’s brains. After a taste of beer, the men’s brains showed a notable release of dopamine, a brain chemical associated with the pleasurable experience of consuming alcohol and other drugs.

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