Brain Sensitivity to Alcohol in Inbred Mouse Strains

Science  23 Dec 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3756, pp. 1574-1575
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3756.1574


The voluntary selection of aqueous ethanol in preference to water has been studied in a number of animal species. A pharmacological phenomenon observed in all species, including humans, is depression of the central nervous system which eventually leads to "sleep." The sleeping time at a given concentration of alcohol in the brain depends on strain sensitivity.