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UT Office of Public Affairs Interviews Kim Fromme: "Shedding light on blackouts"

Posted: December 15, 2009

Tim Green interviews Kim Fromme on the Studies on Alcohol, Health, and Risky Activities (SAHARA) Laboratory's research on blackouts, which can result from drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. By examining the memory processes of those who are vulnerable to experiencing blackouts and comparing them to those who are not vulnerable to blackouts, Dr. Fromme and graduate student, Reagan Wetherill, hope to shed light on how memory deficits occur during periods of alcohol intoxication.

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