14 Feb '12, 5am

Men who drink moderate amounts of vodka become more creative

Men who drink moderate amounts of vodka become more creative

Photo: Hôtel Concorde Berlin /Flickr Normally you'd expect that imbibing in a few drinks would make men increasingly likely to attempt awkward, gauche pick-up lines, but a new study on alcohol's influence on male creativity suggests just the opposite: that getting a buzz on can actually make a guy wittier, according to ScienceNews.org . The study found that men who drank a moderate amount of vodka and cranberry juice (or a Cape Cod) were able to solve more problems demanding verbal resourcefulness, and in less time, than sober guys. Researchers suspect that the finding may also apply to musical and artistic inspiration. "A composer or artist fixated on previous work may indeed find creative benefits from intoxication," they said. For the study, 20 social drinkers watched a movie while sipping on their specially prepared vodka cocktail. They were also given a light snack. R...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/stories/men-who-drink-m...

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