Daily Mail - It has always been said a few stiff drinks make the plainest face more inviting – but ‘beer goggles’ do not make us think people are more attractive than they are, experts have claimed. It is rather a fluke of nature that alcohol closes down the section of the mind that stops us acting on impulse long before it deadens the ‘reptilian’ part responsible for our sexual urges, says Dr Amanda Ellison. The area of the brain that makes us want to mate is the oldest part – and sited so far down it keeps functioning however much we drink – until we are ready to pass out.
‘Beer goggles’ do not make us think people are more attractive than they are, brain expert Dr Amanda Ellison claims. Dr Ellison says it is a myth that beer goggles fool us into thinking someone is more attractive than they really are. But even relatively small amounts of alcohol will stop the various parts of the brain working properly together. Dr Ellison, senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Durham University, has been pulling together a range of research into how alcohol affects the brain, as the nation’s drink problem increases. She says that while evolution had made women more choosy about who they go to bed with, both sexes are looking for a soul mate – and personality is just as important as looks in selecting a partner.
Has there ever been a more wrong study in the history of science? I mean there’s no other way to classify this study. It’s just wrong. Incorrect. Straight up factually inaccurate. Like most of these studies we break it down and point out some inherent flaws and misconceptions. Not this one. Seriously there’s just never been better proof of the theory that extroverted people who get worse grades but actually interact with people socially are better off than the nerdy straight A introverts. You got some brainiac “senior lecturer” in the Psych department spouting off about chemical reactions in the frontal lobes and hippocampus and shit disproving the theory of higher sexual urges with lower levels of attractiveness due to the reptilian brain. Meanwhile you got Joe Bro at the bar at 3 AM 14 beers deep ready to fuck literally anything with a pair of tits and vagina. Is Dr. Ellison smarter than me? Absolutely. No doubt. But if one night in her life she put the medical journals down and just went out to a club and got overserved she’d know this was the dumbest theory of all time. You get drunk, you bang ugly chicks. You get hammered, you stuff fat chicks. That study is backed up by real life and experience, not some stupid fancy brain wave charts.