Notices
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By adelady
  • 1 Post By adelady

Thread: drinking improves verbal creativity

  1. #1 drinking improves verbal creativity 
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    8,309
    "Men who drank themselves tipsy solved more problems demanding verbal resourcefulness in less time than sober guys did, a new study finds. Sudden, intuitive insights into tricky word-association problems occurred more frequently when men were intoxicated but not legally drunk, say psychology graduate student Andrew Jarosz of the University of Illinois at Chicago and his colleagues."

    Vodka Delivers Shot Of Creativity - Science News

    Having watched a few dozen drinking driving arrest video, I would agree there's a lot of creativity to being drunk....


    Meteorologist/Naturalist & Retired Soldier
    “The Holy Land is everywhere” Black Elk
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2.  
     

  3. #2  
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    city of wine and roses
    Posts
    6,225
    And then there's sex.

    Men get creative with grammar when they want to impress fertile women

    Underlying this is the eternal question about how men and women show these behaviours without any of them realising what's happening.


    "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill
    "nature is like a game of Jenga; you never know which brick you pull out will cause the whole stack to collapse" Lucy Cooke
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #3  
    WYSIWYG Moderator marnixR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Cardiff, Wales
    Posts
    5,760
    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    Underlying this is the eternal question about how men and women show these behaviours without any of them realising what's happening.
    you're sure they don't ?
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #4  
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    city of wine and roses
    Posts
    6,225
    Fairly.

    The first research results I saw on this stuff was about comparing the amounts of tips tucked into the skimpy garments of strippers. Turns out when researchers added up the various amounts received on different days and lined them up with the women's menstrual cycles - they received most tips on their most 'fertile' days. There's been a lot of work done since on what it is that men find attractive - but nothing shows up that men are really aware of why they find some women more attractive than others or why particular women are more attractive on some days rather than others.
    "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill
    "nature is like a game of Jenga; you never know which brick you pull out will cause the whole stack to collapse" Lucy Cooke
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #5  
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    8,309
    There's been a lot of work done since on what it is that men find attractive
    Do they think it's smell?
    Meteorologist/Naturalist & Retired Soldier
    “The Holy Land is everywhere” Black Elk
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #6  
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    city of wine and roses
    Posts
    6,225
    Now you're asking. You'd think 'smell' would be hard to pick up in that environment - maybe something below sensory level like pheromones but that'd still be difficult.

    If I recall just some of it, I think it was more about subtle changes in appearance, posture, behaviour. Really, really subtle. We're talking strippers here - their stock in trade is already pretty blatant, so the differences were hard to pick up. It's not like a demure little office worker having just a bit of sway in her hips every now and again.

    And the researchers weren't at all sure they'd put the whole thing together anyway. (Surprisingly enough I've not made any effort to follow this up. Though I'd be interested if any more of these results landed right in front of me.
    westwind likes this.
    "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill
    "nature is like a game of Jenga; you never know which brick you pull out will cause the whole stack to collapse" Lucy Cooke
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #7  
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    8,309
    maybe something below sensory level like pheromones but that'd still be difficult.
    That would be my guess--given the most like organs to produce pheromones are already mostly exposed for strippers.

    Tried to find some research but much like diet and a few other things got a deluge of dubious pop-science and pseudoscience ads. Google scholar at a glance had a few about female attraction to male pheromones but not much that might explain the extra stripper profits. Use of birth control pills might throw a lot of this out of kilter as well.
    Meteorologist/Naturalist & Retired Soldier
    “The Holy Land is everywhere” Black Elk
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #8  
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    city of wine and roses
    Posts
    6,225
    Use of birth control pills might throw a lot of this out of kilter as well.
    That rings a bell. If I track this down, I reckon you'd be right that this was taken into account some way or another.

    I've got a horrible feeling that this was probably one of those short pieces in "New Scientist". I read it near religiously for 10+ years - as a nice contrast to the job, children, laundry, chauffeuring sports teams, school committee lifestyle.
    westwind likes this.
    "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill
    "nature is like a game of Jenga; you never know which brick you pull out will cause the whole stack to collapse" Lucy Cooke
    Reply With Quote  
     

Similar Threads

  1. What are you drinking right now?
    By GiantEvil in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 80
    Last Post: June 20th, 2011, 01:57 AM
  2. Moderate drinking is healthier than not drinking at all?
    By Doodlebug1980 in forum Health & Medicine
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: November 13th, 2010, 11:23 AM
  3. Internet Forum as Verbal Video Game
    By coberst in forum Philosophy
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 8th, 2008, 09:42 AM
  4. Drinking AC water?
    By Mohib in forum Health & Medicine
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: August 18th, 2006, 08:53 PM
  5. Drinking while soder
    By (In)Sanity in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: June 6th, 2005, 07:03 AM
Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •