Tag Archives: Decision making

• The science behind ‘beer goggles’ explained

The science behind ‘beer goggles’ explained

A senior lecturer at Durham University’s Department of Psychology has revealed that the area of the brain that makes us want to mate is the key to the so-called “beer goggles” effect. In her new book, “Getting Your Head Around the Brain”, Dr Amanda Ellison explains that men and women do not see each other […]

• Duh. Study Confirms It: Booze Impairs Decision-Making

Duh. Study Confirms It: Booze Impairs Decision-Making

Slower reaction times, more errors were linked to higher consumption. A new study confirms what many people may know first- or secondhand: Too much alcohol slows reaction time and increases errors during decision-making. Specifically, the researchers found that alcohol affects certain brain regions involved in error processing more than others.