Report Alcohol sharpens the mind, research finds.

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  1. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

    Men who drink two pints of beer before tackling brain teasers perform better than those who attempt the riddles sober, scientists have found.

    In findings that will be toasted by pub quiz aficionados, researchers found drinkers got more test questions right and were quicker in delivering the right answers.

    It is thought alcohol hinders analytical thinking and allows 'creative' thoughts that might otherwise by stifled to take root, allowing test subjects to come up with more imaginative solutions.

    Psychologists at the University of Illinois set 40 healthy young men a series of brain teasers. They involved being given three words, such as coin, quick and spoon, and coming up with a fourth word that links the three - in this case, silver.

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  2. Accname

    Accname 2D-Graphics enthusiast

    Thats nothing new.
    My chemistry teacher told me this way back when i was at school.
  3. DDRtists

    DDRtists ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɹǝdns Staff Member

  4. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

    You gotta wonder though, if the scientists had been drinking when they came up with this study. hmm
  5. DDRtists

    DDRtists ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɹǝdns Staff Member

    Hopefully.
  6. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

    Men have known this for years. +1 to science for catching up.
  7. DDRtists

    DDRtists ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɹǝdns Staff Member

    Maybe if they would have been over here drinking with us, they would have known this before. :D
  8. Darthfett

    Darthfett Super Mod Staff Member

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  9. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

    You do know that for any research needed to be claimed as a fact, it requires a good amount of time for it to be proven that it is a fact indeed.

    Even though we have known about this before, it wasn't made to be a fact until now.

    Nonetheless, it's nice to know that an average beverage can be helpful just before the midterms. I'm probably going to drink some Ice Fires.
  10. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

    No, it does not. It just needs evidence. Not our fault that it takes them years to do anything.
  11. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

    Yeah full of hope

    Btw: How long does it take for "Sharp Mind" to start falling? 3 to 6 minutes?
  12. Slapshot136

    Slapshot136 Divide et impera

    that depends on the weight of the person, the fat/muscle ratio, what kind of food they have in their stomach, how well their liver works, what alcohol they have been drinking, and most of all if they are still drinking or not
  13. DDRtists

    DDRtists ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɹǝdns Staff Member

    No lies, when I had my huge game server that had like 30k members, pretty much all the coding done on the servers was done when I was completely smashed. I never liked to code sober back then. :D

    It takes me quite some time and alcohol before I drop. When you party and drink on the normal, you learn not to be a bitch with holding your alcohol. :)
    Then again, as SlapShot said, it depends on what you're drinking. Bust out the 151, and it's game over for me after one or two shots. Lol :p

    And remember, it's impossible to be hungover if you're still drunk! :D

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