University of Illinois at Chicago
The study, published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition earlier this year, suggests that a certain amount of alcohol enough to make you blow a 0.075 on a breathalyzer, to be exact could nudge your mind just enough out of focus to be able to explore unorthodox solutions to a problem. Whether this nudge is helpful or detrimental depends on the problem at hand.
The researchers gave both groups some word puzzles and brain teasers. They found those who had been drinking were better at creative problem solving by 40 percent and were faster at answering the questions.
Other ways to get smart
Get enough sleep
Sleeping at night gives our brain cells rest so that they can recharge and clear our heads. Research, such as that in this article, shows that sleep will actually increase your brain’s ability to function, thus making you smarter and able to process new concepts.
Eat and Drink Healthy
Certain kinds of nutrients can actually increase your neurons ability to function faster and more efficiently. It was reported, foods rich in magnesium can prevent migraines and food rich in vitamin B12 can prevent loss of brain function in the elderly.
Sharpen your mind by raising your heart rate and breaking a sweat will also help you handle stress and think better under pressure.
How many drinks before you feel smarter – leave – comment below.