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How drinking vodka makes you more creative

on 22/02/12 at 2:30 pm


A new study suggests that a couple of swigs of the clear spirit can make a man think quicker on his feet. Time to break out the Belvedere?

Too much vodka will make anyone slur his sentences, but groundbreaking new research suggests that just the right amount could make a guy wittier with his words. Thanks, science? Here’s what you should know should you choose to imbibe… for creativity’s sake, of course:

How much vodka are we talking about?
Not a lot. Researchers tested 20 men using a “moderate” amount of vodka mixed with cranberry juice, cutting the volunteers off when their blood alcohol level reached 0.075 percent (or just below the legal limit in the United States).

How did they test something as subjective as “creativity”? 
The study, called “Uncorking the Muse,” is detailed in the journal Consciousness and Cognition.


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