Tag Archives: Social Sciences

• Here Ya Go. Why Booze Makes Some People Belligerent

Here Ya Go. Why Booze Makes Some People Belligerent

Some people are friendly drunks, whereas others are hostile, potentially endangering themselves and others. The difference may lie in their ability to foresee the consequences of their actions, according to a recent study in the online Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Brad Bushman, a psychologist at Ohio State University, and his colleagues asked nearly 500 […]

• So Cool! Brain’s Reaction to Cocktails Creates Artwork

So Cool! Brain’s Reaction to Cocktails Creates Artwork

A synesthetic drinking installation aims to broaden minds after just one sip of a cocktail, as the experience of taste is translated into individual artworks through the brain. Marcos Lutyens is a multimedia artist interested in the neurological condition of synesthesia, which causes subjects to experience mixed sensory reactions to situations that would normally just […]

• Domaine Chandon Reveals New Package

Domaine Chandon Reveals New Package

“Qualitative research indicates that this new package positions Chandon as a more premium choice than our previous package. The quality of the wine inside the bottle remains high, evidenced by third party endorsements and high scores. With this clean look on high quality, textured materials, we hope the visual cues on the outside of the […]

• France: Renewed export growth encouraging yet still shaky

“Cautious optimism” is how the federation of French wine and spirits exporters, FEVS, is describing its reaction to latest export figures released by French customs. Over the first seven months of the year, French wine and spirits exports were worth 4.7 billion euros, a hefty 19.5 percent up on the previous year.

• Oh yeah?! Drunks More Likely to Think You’re a Jerk

Oh yeah?! Drunks More Likely to Think You’re a Jerk

If you’ve ever had one (or 10) too many drinks at a bar, you’re probably familiar with this scenario: a drunk guy stumbles past you, spills a beer all over you, and you get angry. You’re convinced he did it on purpose, and you start fuming. According to a new study in Personality and Social […]

• They Knew What They Were Doing: Ancient Nubians Drank Antibiotic-Laced Beer

They Knew What They Were Doing: Ancient Nubians Drank Antibiotic-Laced Beer

People have been using antibiotics for nearly 2,000 years, suggests a new study, which found large doses of tetracycline embedded in the bones of ancient African mummies. What’s more, they probably got it through beer, and just about everyone appears to have drank it consistently throughout their lifetimes, beginning early in childhood.