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Beer Makes Men Smarter, Study Finds: Brilliant or Bogus?

Living 2012/04/13 18:00:00
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Looking for an excuse to have a cold one tonight? Beer makes men smarter, according to researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago, The New York Daily News reports. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on what having a brewski or two does for the ladies ...



The researchers had 40 men play a word game. Half the players were given two pints; the other half had nothing to drink. Turns out, the drinkers solved 40 percent more of the problems than the sober players and they finished the problems in 12 seconds (the non-drinkers took 15.5 seconds).

"We found at 0.07 blood alcohol, people were worse at working memory tasks, but they were better at creative problem-solving tasks," psychologist Jennifer Wiley reported on the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) site. "Innovation may happen when people are not so focused. Sometimes it’s good to be distracted." Do you buy it that beer makes you brilliant? Or is this totally bogus?
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  • strawberry Billyk75 2012/04/16 00:07:55
    strawberry
    +3
    Bud Wiser is a cheap rot gut beer.
  • BwaHa strawberry 2012/04/16 12:57:37
    BwaHa
    But it works...
  • Billyk75 strawberry 2012/04/17 20:44:00
    Billyk75
    In my drinking days it was my choice. A lot of people love Budweiser and a lot of people don't.
  • abubincrazy 2012/04/15 22:59:54
    Brilliant
    abubincrazy
    +1
    I must be a freakin' JEANYUS!
  • BoomLover 2012/04/15 22:59:23
    Brilliant
    BoomLover
    +1
    After all, the Ancients called "Beer" the "Drink of the Gods"........
  • BwaHa BoomLover 2012/04/16 12:58:16
    BwaHa
    +1
    I thought that was wine... "nectar of the gods."
  • Kiki,Pixie,Worm 2012/04/15 22:57:13
    Bogus
    Kiki,Pixie,Worm
    +3
    They probably are just saying that so men have an excuse to get drunk xD.
  • BwaHa Kiki,Pi... 2012/04/16 12:58:39 (edited)
    BwaHa
    Look around us, who needs an excuse??? There's a gazillion of them already. Politics, economy, health, gas prices, unemployment, jobs creations, housing, food prices, etc.
  • Kiki,Pi... BwaHa 2012/04/16 23:54:58
    Kiki,Pixie,Worm
    Okay :D! I don't quite understand what you said but okay :D! Thank you for sharing your opinion :P!
  • wqerwqerwe 2012/04/15 22:51:51 (edited)
    Bogus
    wqerwqerwe
    +3
    I just had a friend over who was drinking and he was being an idiot. I have never seen someone act more intelligently while drunk. They sure they think they are though.
  • Little Angel 2012/04/15 22:04:16
    Bogus
    Little Angel
    +4
    drunk stupid man
    They look really stupid to me!
  • BoomLover Little ... 2012/04/15 22:58:46
    BoomLover
    +1
    Doesn't say "Drunk" Beer Drinkers....
  • 7leads 2012/04/15 21:18:07
    Brilliant
    7leads
    +1
    don't know about smarter, but I sure am happier !!!
  • mitch 2012/04/15 21:08:47
    Brilliant
    mitch
    +1
    I know I am smarter when I am buzzed
  • SJG 2012/04/15 21:07:56 (edited)
    Bogus
    SJG
    +1
    Beer makes men smart........................... holes!!!!!!! They didn't let me save a s s e s.
  • Flea 2012/04/15 20:48:03
    Brilliant
    Flea
    +2
    I can see it. They've proven that beer carbonation can result in better pictures of the heart, so if it has anything to do with increasing blood flow to the brain, it's feasible.
    As Jesus said, however, "EVERYTHING in moderation"....
  • Sperry23 2012/04/15 20:38:41
    Bogus
    Sperry23
    +3
    I wonder if Anheuser-Busch funded the research? Or maybe Molson Coors?
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/15 20:07:25
    Bogus
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Beer has made some people including me,say some dumb things.
  • Juanb 2012/04/15 20:07:23
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/04/15 20:07:22
    Bogus
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +3
    I think it just makes them feel smarter until the buzz wears off.
  • Whatsername 2012/04/15 20:00:58
    Bogus
    Whatsername
    +4
    being better at problem solving tasks doesnt mean you're smarter when you're drunk. and playing a little game means nothing. didnt you ever notice that people make the decision to get in a car while intoxicated? sure sounds smart, huh? whatever.
  • Hannah 2012/04/15 19:51:39
    Bogus
    Hannah
    +2
    It makes men drunker. Jking I don't really no!
  • boots 2012/04/15 19:43:28
    Brilliant
    boots
    +2
    LOL It also makes fat chicks doable . Beer gogles
  • \V/ 2012/04/15 19:29:36
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/04/15 19:21:23
    Bogus
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +3
    MAYBE I'm too SUSPICIOUS, I think WHOEVER WRITES this BOGUS STUDY

    is working for the BEER INDUSTRY!
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/04/15 18:55:14
    Bogus
    Margaret Jacobson
    +4
    I have seen reasonably intelligent men after a "few" beers "sound and act like the village idiot"
  • sickofw... Margare... 2012/05/24 03:25:48
    sickofwrongbeingright
    my husband you saw him lol lol
  • kynm 2012/04/15 17:57:30
    Bogus
    kynm
    +7
    No way!!!
  • OneLastWord 2012/04/15 17:51:56
    Bogus
    OneLastWord
    +4
    Maybe relaxing, and any test taken on purpose to be under the influence may not be taken seriously, so one does a little better.
  • SilveryRow 2012/04/15 17:40:06
    Brilliant
    SilveryRow
    +2
    Misleading question though
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2012/04/15 17:09:51
    Bogus
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
    +4
    Any woman will tell that definately isn't true. Guys when they start drinking become louder, more obnoxious, and thier judgement becomes impaired. To the uninitiated they may appear to be brilliant at times. So whoever did this study was either high or drunk.
  • BwaHa freakou... 2012/04/16 13:14:57
    BwaHa
    ...or uninitiated?
  • Hope 2012/04/15 16:39:25
    Bogus
    Hope
    +3
    Thats intrsting,but beer doesnt make "guys" smart
  • JanHopkins 2012/04/15 16:02:10
    Bogus
    JanHopkins
    +5
    2 beers and my husband is dumber than a box of rocks.
  • sickofw... JanHopkins 2012/05/24 03:27:05
    sickofwrongbeingright
    +1
    or a box without the rocks
  • CAROLYN NTARWNJBS 2012/04/15 15:57:26
    Bogus
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    +6
    Interesting,never found that to be true.
  • C. C. Rider 2012/04/15 15:34:10
    Bogus
    C. C. Rider
    +7
    I see the staff of this study was drunk on beer when they came up with this. LOL


  • Shirley C. C. R... 2012/04/15 23:48:12
  • C. C. R... Shirley 2012/04/16 00:13:25
    C. C. Rider
    +3
    LOL I could not quit laughing either!!! LOL
  • sickofw... C. C. R... 2012/05/24 03:28:26

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