By: Daniel Glaser | Why you might need a stiff drink after Brexit and the general election | Neuroscience | The Guardian
If British politics feels like a huge hangover, maybe a breakfast Bloody Mary can help, for good scientific reasons
British politics can feel like one long hangover. Following the Brexit binge, the snap election was like the hair of the dog.
Although the chemistry behind that particular old wives’ tale is sound, the neurobiology is more complicated. Hangovers are caused by the effects of various toxins as they make their way down the metabolic pathways. It’s the by-products which can cause as many problems as the original shot.