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Research finds that "Alcohol sharpens the mind"

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Todd, Apr 11, 2012.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

  2. Rempo

    Rempo Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    Well if two pints sharpens it, I'll try four or five before work tomorrow.
  3. ant880

    ant880 Nov 7, 2010 New York

    What they didnt tell you is that the beer they were drinking was Adderall Imperial Stout
  4. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Sep 16, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    course it does, it made Bud Wiser :D
    AlpacaAlpaca, dcook11, ant880 and 3 others like this.
  5. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Does this mean Bradley Cooper was just drunk that whole time?
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  6. RepMichigan

    RepMichigan Nov 22, 2011 Michigan

    Ill keep this in mind during exam week.
  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I guess from now on when I tell my wife I don't know how to operate the washing machine I'll be sure not to have a beer in my hand.
  8. Titans77

    Titans77 Jul 21, 2011 Maryland

    I was always more productive when inebriated... Not really surprised by the findings. How else would I get my multiple page papers typed up and turned in on time?

    Dogfish Head: the reason I pass the classes I could care less about!
  9. dauss

    dauss Aug 9, 2003 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I read another article about this as well, but it was talking more about the creativity being higher when you drink. There is a caveat though, is your memory declines, so be sure to write down those ideas.
  10. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Im forwarding this my girl. then shell understand.
  11. fishtremble

    fishtremble Jan 18, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Must surely be a cut off point because at the bottom of a case of beer I am afraid the ideas that have come out of my head have been anything but brilliant or at least so the wife tells me.
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  12. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Just because she didn't let you do it doesn't mean it wasn't a brilliant idea ;)
  13. MileHighShooter

    MileHighShooter Nov 23, 2010 Colorado

    It also sharpens the wit and makes you more attractive. Not to mention it can possibly turn anyone into an expert on ANY subject. Bout time booze got its props!
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  14. Wowcoolman

    Wowcoolman Sep 25, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Yes, of coors it does.
  15. SHODriver

    SHODriver Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
    Beer Trader

    it aides in thinking outside the box. the same effect can be achieved when being half asleep.
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  16. KevSal

    KevSal Oct 17, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    best thread of the night
  17. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader


    drinking alcohol before a test might improve your score (no, you're not sloshed, you read that right). In a study of 40 men, University of Illinois researchers found that subjects who downed two pints of beer before a quiz fared better than their sober counterparts. And not just a little better - the drinkers solved 40 percent more brain teasers than the teetotalers, and solved them faster. We're not advocating getting hammered before the LSATs, but if you've got a breathalyzer handy, the study says that the optimum blood alcohol level for enhanced "creative problem solving" is 0.07.
  18. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Works for me. I'm gonna pound some Celebrator before I start writing this $1.5 milllion grant with my boss.
  19. jchoffman

    jchoffman Jan 28, 2012 Georgia

    I think I will start with a few pints in the morning then ;)
  20. nrs207

    nrs207 Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I'm not buying it. My brain doesn't work when I drink, and I'm not alone. Having to think or remember things while drinking is just not easy for me or anyone I know.
  21. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Nov 21, 2008 Texas

    I don't know if beer makes you smart, but it made Bud wiser.
  22. LeeryLeprechaun

    LeeryLeprechaun Jan 30, 2011 Colorado

    "Beer is the drink of men who think,
    who feel no fear nor fetter.
    Who do not drink to senseless sink,
    but drink to think the better"

  23. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

  24. mltobin

    mltobin Apr 1, 2007 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Maybe Diageo or In-Bev are helping fund some of these "research projects". I quickly glanced at a different news story that stated at a blood-alcohol level of 0.07%, workers are more creative.
  25. UMNbeerhunter

    UMNbeerhunter Oct 21, 2010 Minnesota

    I have a feeling this is going to be shot down by peer review. Alcohol at even small amounts has been shown to increase anxiety, and decrease concentration, and memory retention. I love beer but its not to be used when working/ studying. My multivariable calculus test from last year is a perfect example.

    LIQUORBARREL Oct 16, 2009 Minnesota

    MiT has nothing on BA
  27. Longstaff

    Longstaff May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    In an unrelated article, it was found that masturbation makes you dumber.

    Easy come, easy go.....
  28. jbck109

    jbck109 May 30, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    They say it does impair memory though, but half the time I drink to forget:D
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