Friday, May 2, 2014
Cheers to creativity!
Some researchers at the University of Illinois gave 40 men either vodka and cranberry or plain cran. Then they took a test.
The drinkers solved 38% more problems and faster, too. They also said the answer just came to them.
Another measure showed the vodka group's minds wandered more--which is supposed to be good for hitting on creative ideas and making connections.
Of course, we've all been to parties and bars where people's minds wandered too much. And creative people such as Hemingway and Steinbeck have been linked with booze--but is booze linked with their creativity?
Have to have a belt and think about that one.