One Study Claims Drinking Vodka Can Make You More Creative

Written by Eliza Player on Tuesday, 03 April 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Alcohol

One Study Claims Drinking Vodka Can Make You More Creative

According to Yahoo News , drinking vodka could make men think quicker on their feet, more creative even.  Researchers tested 20 men, giving them a “moderate” amount of vodka mixed with cranberry juice, cutting them off when their BAC reached o.o75, which is just below the legal drinking limit in the U.S.  These 20 men, along with 20 more sober men were presented with 3 words (peach, arm, and tar, for example) and asked to come up with a fourth word that formed a phrase with the other 3 (pit, for example.)

On the average, sober men took 15.4 seconds to come up with the correct response, while the men drinking vodka and cranberry took only 11.5 seconds.  Researchers claim that it is possible that drinking loosens a man’s focus of attention, thus making it easier to find connections among remotely related ideas.  Another explanation is that drinking made the men less fearful of answering incorrectly, with their inhibitions down they may answer more quickly.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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