Science Explains Beer Goggles


Fri, Aug 20th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Toronto Star reports on British Professor Lewis Hasley who theorized that "beer goggles" -- the idea that the more you have to drink, the more attractive those around you become -- is not caused just by the booze but also by one's own brain. How to test this? By spending long days drinking in a pub, of course. Halsey found that as we drink, we lose our ability to perceive asymmetry -- one of the keys to perceived beauty. Essentially, the drunker you get, the more attractive everyone around you gets. In fact, the more asymmetrical (i.e. less attractive) you are, the more the effect is heightened in those who are inebriated around you.



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