It’s well established that we are better at recognizing faces of our own racial group, but a new study shows that this ability disappears when we’re mildly intoxicated. The study tested about 140 university students of Western European and east-Asian descent and found that recognition of different-race faces was unaffected by alcohol, yet both groups showed impaired recognition of own-race faces, bringing it down to about the same level of accuracy as for different-race faces. Those given a placebo drink were unaffected.
 . Now Everyone Looks the Same: Alcohol Intoxication Reduces the Own-Race Bias in Face Recognition. Law and Human Behavior [Internet]. Submitted . Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10979-009-9204-x