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No such thing as beer goggles as part of brain controlling sexual urges unaffected by alcohol
Metro [UK] ^ | 3 Mar 2013 | Tariq Tahir

Posted on 03/03/2013 9:27:12 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Ever felt one too many drinks have fooled you into thinking someone is better looking than they are?

Well, you wouldn’t be alone… but you would be wrong, it is claimed.

‘Beer goggles’ are a myth because we see each other no differently regardless of how much alcohol we have had.

The part of the brain controlling sexual urges keeps going no matter how much we have drunk.

It means our ability to assess someone’s attractiveness stays the same – until we pass out, that is.

‘We still see others basically as they are,’ said Dr Amanda Ellison, who conducted the study.

‘There is no imagined physical transformation – just more desire.

‘Hangovers are caused by dehydration: the brain shrinks and tugs on the meninges.

‘But before that, alcohol switches off the rational and decision-making areas of the brain while leaving the areas to do with sexual desire relatively intact.’

Dr Ellison, of the psychology department of Durham University, says it is a fluke of nature that the lust section of the brain – the oldest part – still functions in the face of booze.

Her findings go against previous studies which have suggested people appear more attractive to others after they have had a drink.


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: napl
Uh huh.
1 posted on 03/03/2013 9:27:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...



2 posted on 03/03/2013 9:30:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

If it turns off the rational and decision-making areas of the brain while leaving the sexual craving part active, then the result is the same. Bad decisions are made - it hardly matters what the reasoning is behind it.


4 posted on 03/03/2013 9:36:04 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Slings and Arrows

5 posted on 03/03/2013 9:40:56 PM PST by Bratch
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To: scott7278

Agree. God knows that I have shagged women after my defenses are down that I never would have looked at sober.


6 posted on 03/03/2013 9:49:10 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Slings and Arrows
Okay! Yeah Baby! There we go! ... Well, I've had a few.
7 posted on 03/03/2013 9:49:19 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: whitedog57; scott7278

As the old saying goes, a 2 at 10 is a 10 at 2.


8 posted on 03/03/2013 9:52:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
‘There is no imagined physical transformation – just more desire.

I don't suppose it would do any good to tell the doctor that allegorical humor isn't meant to be taken literally. Forget the Godzilla facepalm pics too. She would just write a paper explaining the biological reasons a giant radiation breathing lizard could not exist.

9 posted on 03/03/2013 10:12:54 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

Common sense doesn’t get publication credits.


10 posted on 03/03/2013 10:21:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Beer Goggles DO exist. I've worn them:


11 posted on 03/03/2013 10:26:11 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Her other interests are Glowbull Warming research and Sasquatch hunting in her spare time.


12 posted on 03/03/2013 10:27:43 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: whitedog57

And, I’m sure, the woman waking up next to you has thought the same thing. :) I don’t really know that, just saying, women make bad alcohol induced choices, too.


13 posted on 03/03/2013 10:27:52 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: Slings and Arrows

No such think as beer goggles?

Utter cr*p!

— Black Adder

Wasn’t Black Adder horrified to wake up in bed with “Bob” after a bender, but “Bob” turned out to be an attractive cross-dressing woman whose appeal Black Adder couldn’t resist while drunk but wouldn’t allow himself to respond to while sober...or something like that.


14 posted on 03/03/2013 10:29:40 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What’s the difference between a dog and a fox?

About five beers


15 posted on 03/03/2013 10:33:08 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

bump for reference


16 posted on 03/03/2013 10:34:05 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Trying to remember, way back in the day, before I got domesticated (married), but couldn't remember, was probably too drunk to remember :)
17 posted on 03/03/2013 10:46:47 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve been Shallow Hall on occasion after imbibing Lie Serum...


18 posted on 03/03/2013 11:26:53 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Slings and Arrows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5yJvtM04VQ


19 posted on 03/04/2013 2:11:24 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: whitedog57

Never went to bed with an ugly woman but woke up with a few.


20 posted on 03/04/2013 2:52:52 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: dr_lew

Sounds like she is rationalizing her 2am pick ups...

“[I] don’t look any different....”


21 posted on 03/04/2013 3:14:05 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Who ya gonna believe, a group of schooled academics or the 300 pound coed waking up next to you?


22 posted on 03/04/2013 3:46:23 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: whitedog57

Even drunk they still look ugly, but you just don’t care.

You want your ashes hauled.


23 posted on 03/04/2013 5:04:48 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Slings and Arrows

My own research into this subject provided contrary evidence.


24 posted on 03/04/2013 7:07:27 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: whitedog57

I’ve never gone to bed with an ugly woman, but I sure have woken up with a lot of them!


25 posted on 03/04/2013 7:36:17 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A famous philosopher pondered:

“I really do appreciate the fact you’re sittin here

Your voice sounds so wonderful

But yer face don’t look too clear

So bar maid bring a pitcher, another round o brew

Honey, why don’t we get drunk and screw”


26 posted on 03/04/2013 8:10:38 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Slings and Arrows
It's unfortunate when scientists work hard and end up completely wrong. These results are plain dumb.
27 posted on 03/04/2013 8:17:33 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

They do too, for I have worn them. < |:(~

28 posted on 03/04/2013 8:17:33 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: spodefly; Hotlanta Mike; Vision; martin_fierro
Additional evidence from N. McCoy's voluminous research.
29 posted on 03/04/2013 9:02:23 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Life looks good when...LOL!!!


30 posted on 03/04/2013 9:54:00 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LEVEL 5:
A waitress with fresh stitches comes over, and you think to yourself, “Someday I’m gonna marry that girl!!”


31 posted on 03/04/2013 9:56:35 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s the inhibition reduction that causes beer goggles. You don’t see them differently you’re just not as into the word “no”.


32 posted on 03/04/2013 9:58:25 AM PST by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: dfwgator
LEVEL 5: A waitress with fresh stitches comes over, and you think to yourself, “Someday I’m gonna marry that girl!!”

She'll have to get in line behind the stripper with the C-section scars.

33 posted on 03/04/2013 10:08:47 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Always check the literature before you publish.


34 posted on 03/04/2013 10:11:46 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
It isn't the sexual urge part, it's the BETTER JUDGMENT part that has the goggles.


35 posted on 03/04/2013 10:23:14 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: TigersEye
Here's a scientific proof!


36 posted on 03/04/2013 10:25:01 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: whitedog57; Lazamataz

Put another dime in the jukebox...

I’ve served my time losing track of the wine
Looking through red eyes at the blues
Holdin’ on ‘til the very last song
Tryin’ to make up my mind who to choose.

Chasing a dream in a whisky world
Down the neon avenue
And I’ve never gone to bed with an ugly women
But I’ve sure woke up with a few.

Ain’t it funny how liquor and the flicker of a candle
Make you see it from a different view
Oh, I’ve never gone to bed with an ugly women
But I’ve sure woke up with a few.


37 posted on 03/04/2013 10:27:42 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Sorry this study is BS.

Been there, done that.

38 posted on 03/04/2013 10:51:15 AM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: a fool in paradise

ROTFLOL


39 posted on 03/04/2013 11:08:38 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: unixfox
Never went to bed with an ugly woman but woke up with a few.

Was that before or after you chewed your arm off so you didn't wake her up in the mourning ?

40 posted on 03/04/2013 12:12:14 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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