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Beer can boost your brain

Research shows that drinking will at least make you more creative.

In a rigorous and exhaustive test conducted by the University of Illinois, 40 men had to answer brain teasers. Half the guys drank 2 pints of beer (where do you sign up for this test?), the rest had to do it sober.

Researchers found the guys who boozed it up, did better.

The boozers answered almost 40 percent more questions correctly and quicker. The sober guys were probably too focused on the fact they didn’t get the beer.

Researchers say being too focused and serious about a task can narrow the thinking and prevent more creative solutions. A more relaxed state of mind is necessary in order to come up with more unconventional solutions.

Hey, we’re unconventional at NewsFix, but there’s a snowball’s chance in hell we’ll see a beer tap in our newsroom.

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This entry was posted on April 17, 2012 by in NewsFix Now.
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