“Beer Goggles” Explained By Science

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2012

We are all familiar with “beer goggles,” otherwise known as the only reason anything happens on “Jersey Shore” ever. Recently, scientists with too much time on their hands have discovered just how “beer googles” work and how they’re harder on lady drinkers. Haha, very funny, Mother Nature.

Scientists at Roehampton University in London took 100 volunteers and tested their ability to assess facial symmetry — one of the conventional markers of “attractiveness” — after drinking. The volunteers looked at 20 photographs of people with various degrees of facial symmetry. Lo and behold, peeps were less able to ascertain who was “attractive” after a few drinks. Plus, the women drinkers were markedly worse than the men.

knew that had to be a reason The Situation brought home so many girls.

[Independent UK]

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