06/28/2011 01:42 pm ET | Updated Apr 12, 2013

Binge Drinking Could Make You Dumber

By Rick Nauert, Ph.D.

Consuming four or more drinks in one incident for females and five or more drinks for males -- was linked to cortical thinning of the pre-frontal cortex, the section of the brain related to executive functioning such as paying attention, planning and making decisions, processing emotions and controlling impulses leading to irrational behavior.

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