Drink a couple of beers and you might ace that test
Beer…it is good for the soul. For those of you who doubted, or did not already know that, feast your eyes upon a bible-worthy testament of the significance of man’s best friend.A new study from the University of Illinois proved that apparently drinking a couple of beers before a test may improve your performance. In a group of 40 men, 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! The researchers say this is because alcohol hinders analytically thinking and opens your mind to creative problem solving. Tipsy test-takers also spend less time second-guessing themselves.
Study co-author Jennifer Wiley is quick to point out that these results do not apply to binge drinking, though: “We tested what happens when people are slightly merry — not when people drink to extremes. ” So hungover from the night before may not deem the same expectations. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to get slightly merry and take some online IQ tests.
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