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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Study Shows Beer Makes You Smarter! Thanks, Science!

Posted By on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM

From now on, hanging at Toronado counts as studying. - BERNT ROSTAD

What up, my fellow drunkards! We now know why we are such geniuses--it's been the alcohol this whole time! In a new study, psychologists at the University of Illinois gave a bunch of young men some brainteasers to solve; Half the men stayed sober while the other half went to town on two pints each. The drunkards totally creamed the teetotalers!: "The drinking group solved nearly 40 percent more problems than the others, and took an average of 12 seconds compared to the 15.5 seconds needed by sober subjects."

Really, none of this comes as a surprise to me, as I am a super genius as well as a complete lush.

Basically, the scientists think we think too much: "The bottom line is that we think being too focused can blind you to novel possibilities, and a broader, more flexible state of attention is needed for creative solutions to emerge."

This is so true. Like when I'm sober and I think I'm too good for some guy but then after a few pints, my mind is open to novel possibilities. You're over-thinking it, ladies!

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