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The vodka-shot experiment that showed we’re the same people when we drink

While our emotional responses can be changed by alcohol, our experiment suggests that an individual's moral judgement remains much the same

By Kathryn Francis  

Good news (or bad?): you have the same moral compass when you drink. Photo: PA

Many of us know that feeling of waking up, headache in tow, struggling to remember what we said and did after that extra drink the night before. And then suddenly, the memories vividly resurface.

Alcohol disinhibits us, making us say and do things that we’d otherwise keep under wraps. People will often drink to gain “Dutch courage” in a demanding situation. Many of us can understand the appeal of having a drink before a…

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