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Does Drinking Alcohol Make You Smarter?!

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Beer Makes You Smarter

You'd think that all evidence would point to the other direction — especially when it comes to people thinking it's okay to drink and drive!

According to a new study though, drinking alcohol might make you smarter!

Well, smarter in the creative sense — the scientist got their subjects drunk and then had them do memory tasks, and then creative-solving tasks. Of course they were worse at the memory tasks, but actually BETTER at the creative ones!

Here's what The Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences says:

'That's because the alcohol helped study participants access remote ideas, ideas that develop through association not linear analysis. In fact, linear reasoning can keep people focused on ideas they think are important but really aren't. For example, if Wiley asked you to tell her what word goes with the following: blue, cottage, Swiss. And if you said, "cheese," you'd be accessing your remote ideas, not linear ones. That is, you associated blue, cottage, and Swiss with cheese, a commendable and constructive thing to do.'

Woo! We said cheese!

What did U say??

Such an interesting find — we wonder if that has any correlation between the amount of writers or people in Hollywood with substance problems??

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