A group of 70 volunteers aged 19 to 32 took a series of tests before and after downing a pint of alcohol-free beer or one containing 5.2 percent booze. They then watched a half-hour documentary on South Africa before taking a series of tests. This included a game where participants had to find a common connection between words. For example, when told “cottage, blue, and cake,” the answer is “cheese.” Those who drank beer performed better in the test after boozing than before. (Read full study here)
Science 1, Mom ZERO.
Yep that’s right mom, all those pre-class beers I was drinking in college were actually making me smarter. Jokes on you. In all seriousness, it’s my job to be creative and this breaking news is just more confirmation that our office fridge should be filled with even more cold Coors Light.