Researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago say beer makes men smarter. According to the study, people who drink beer are better at solving brain-teasers than their sober counterparts.
The researchers conducted an experiment where they devised a bar game in which 40 men were given three words and told to come up with a fourth that fits the pattern. The result was surprising. The drinkers finished their problems in 12 seconds while it took the non-drinkers 15.5 seconds.
Jennifer Wiley psychologist said at the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) site:
“We found at 0.07 blood alcohol, people were worse at working memory tasks, but they were better at creative problem-solving tasks,”
“Sometimes the really creative stuff comes out when you’re having a glass of wine over dinner, or when you’re taking a shower,”