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

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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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  • AM stevegt... 2012/04/14 18:26:41 (edited)
  • uncle remus 2012/04/14 12:36:27
    Brilliant
    uncle remus
  • C. C. R... uncle r... 2012/04/15 15:35:40
    C. C. Rider
    +1
    LOL LOL
  • LADY LI... uncle r... 2012/04/15 19:45:31
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    UUUUUGH! EEEEWWWWW!
  • mr echo 2012/04/14 12:29:22
    Brilliant
    mr echo
    +2
    i allways feel smarter when im drunk on beer
  • stevegt... mr echo 2012/04/14 14:26:34 (edited)
  • mr echo stevegt... 2012/04/14 14:48:39
    mr echo
    depends
    sometimes your down ,sometimes your so happy and energyzed you cant stop having fun
    why ?you feel down when you are drinking?
  • Barbara... mr echo 2012/04/14 17:59:16
    Barbara Hasler
    +1
    That could be a problem!
  • mr echo Barbara... 2012/04/15 01:38:16
    mr echo
    the first comment was a joke
  • Sue MacDonald Kyak 2012/04/14 12:24:07
    Brilliant
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    +3
    I will choose to believe this is true just because I want it to be.
  • abubinc... Sue Mac... 2012/04/15 00:55:15
    abubincrazy
    Wanna go back to my place and see my fibonacci numbers?
    Urrp! :)
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/14 12:16:01
    Bogus
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Don't think so.
    beer goggles
  • Barbara... Torchma... 2012/04/14 18:00:41
    Barbara Hasler
    They are so smart they fight to drive themselves home!
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/04/14 12:11:50
    Bogus
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    OH PUH-LEEZE!

    That is SO bogus....
  • Callaway 2012/04/14 11:03:49
    Bogus
    Callaway
    +2
    Sounds like a novel way for the "research group" i.e thirsty broke college kids to get free beer wished I would have thought of it.
  • Barbara... Callaway 2012/04/14 18:01:09
    Barbara Hasler
    I couldn't have said it better!
  • Mark 2012/04/14 10:57:07
    Brilliant
    Mark
    +3
    i have had some of my best ideas after 3 - 4 pints
  • Barbara... Mark 2012/04/14 18:01:39
    Barbara Hasler
    +1
    Brilliant, probably only to you! LOL
  • Vanessa 2012/04/14 10:46:52
    Bogus
    Vanessa
    +4
    Then how dumb must the men have been before drinking? o.O

    xD

    It doesn't make you more intelligent. That's garbage. But it is healthy when you drink it in reasonable amounts.
  • 001 Vanessa 2012/04/14 14:14:57
    001
    +1
    I believe that's wine, not beer. No more than half a glass of wine per day and only for adults.
  • Vanessa 001 2012/04/14 14:24:25
    Vanessa
    +1
    I guess we'll never exactly know what is true or not ^^

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
  • 001 Vanessa 2012/04/14 21:12:07
    001
    +1
    Cool, I didn't know that. And I guess you're right, we'll never know exactly, science has proven itself wrong before.
  • stevegt... 001 2012/04/14 14:32:13
  • stevegt... 001 2012/04/14 14:34:24 (edited)
  • 001 stevegt... 2012/04/14 14:38:28
    001
    I'm not saying you're not allowed to drink, once the law says you can drink then it's up to you. It's just nice to know what amounts could be healthy, you know, for the people who choose to find that important.
  • Vanessa stevegt... 2012/04/14 14:43:32
    Vanessa
    ..Or some place in the world where there's still no freedom for the individual ^^ Sorry! =D I had to add that, I'm from Germany and I don't like hearing about the "Nazi" thing all the time even though you're right and I know what you're getting at. Wow, two windows? 0.0 I've never seen one here, luckily. That's crazy. That horse transportation is a cool idea though xD She should just watch out that they won't make it a burger.
  • Barbara... 001 2012/04/14 18:03:31
    Barbara Hasler
    There was a study recently on a limited quantity of beer had the same effect. However, the operative word is "limited".
  • stevegt... Vanessa 2012/04/14 14:27:45 (edited)
  • Barbara... Vanessa 2012/04/14 18:02:21
    Barbara Hasler
    +1
    Remember they lived in caves! LOL
  • Vanessa Barbara... 2012/04/14 19:11:07
    Vanessa
    Alright, that's a point xD
  • Fenabarb 2012/04/14 10:15:49
    Brilliant
    Fenabarb
    +1
    I'm a genius
    when you go to the bottle shop and ask for a slab of Victorian bitter (24 stubbies of beer)
    you asks for a Yugoslav (a Slab-of-Vic)
  • Barbara... Fenabarb 2012/04/14 18:04:52
    Barbara Hasler
    +1
    That definitely shows a touch of brilliance! LOL
  • Badgerbumface 2012/04/14 09:52:38
  • Wanderer 2012/04/14 09:32:15
    Bogus
    Wanderer
    +3
    Drinking in the first place is a dumb move.
  • stevegt... Wanderer 2012/04/17 16:51:25
  • Wanderer stevegt... 2012/04/17 20:57:40
    Wanderer
    +1
    No disrespect but a person would have to be deaf,dumb and blind not to know the answer to that...
  • stevegt... Wanderer 2012/04/18 17:17:08 (edited)
  • hari 2012/04/14 09:23:03
    Brilliant
    hari
    +1
    personally its my passion and HEINKEN is choice in small cans
  • shadow76 2012/04/14 09:14:35
    Bogus
    shadow76
    +3
    Have you seen drunks? They act stupid.
  • mark 2012/04/14 08:51:19
    Bogus
    mark
    +4
    Smarter than what?

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