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Zargof McBain
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Icon 6 posted May 02, 2005 17:02      Profile for Zargof McBain     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm sure after a few drinks you all feel that bit smarter right? Well it seems there could be scientific reasons behind it.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/04/29/booze_makes_you_clever/

If anyone wants me I'll be down the pub... [Wink]

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted May 02, 2005 17:25      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Umm....I read that, and it looks like the results were rather skewed by the article. (Albeit, this is El Reg we're talking about here, and they might like to write it in their favour. [Wink] ) The gist of the science part seems to focus on how the brain forms new cells after moderate drinking...mostly looking at how it leaves room for you to form an addiction - i.e. gaining a new trait, and forming new cells to accomodate it. I don't think it implies that you'll get at all smarter because of it - unless you happened upon a flash of inebrieated brilliance that you then spend quite a bit of time developing (and presumably forming a few new brain cells over the course of your research).

/me downs the dregs of his tea...

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Icon 1 posted May 02, 2005 17:54      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks for the justification, Zargof.

Now its off to grab one of those Glacier Brewing Amber Ales stowed in the 'fridge.  -

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Icon 1 posted May 02, 2005 18:06      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
At first the article didn't make sense, but after a few drinks, it all came together.

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