Tag Archives: Cognition

• Study: Heavy drinking in middle age speeds cognitive decline

Study: Heavy drinking in middle age speeds cognitive decline

Middle-aged men who consume an average of more than 2½ alcoholic drinks per day accelerate the rate at which their memories decline by almost six years over a 10-year span, says a new study. And while a higher consumption of spirits such as vodka, gin, whiskey or scotch was linked to the fastest rates of […]

• Counterintuitive? Kids with better verbal skills start drinking early

Counterintuitive? Kids with better verbal skills start drinking early

Finnish researchers find that children with better cognitive and verbal abilities are more likely to begin drinking early. Early drinking in teenagers may be widely discouraged, but surprising new research has found that kids with better verbal and cognitive abilities are more likely to hit the sauce earlier than their less-bright peers. A Finnish study […]

• How drinking vodka makes you more creative

How drinking vodka makes you more creative

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. […]