The Theory: Thinking while drinking makes you smarter.
The Test: Brain Age 2 for the Nintendo DS
Basically, two nights ago, I dug out my DS because I didn’t feel like turning on my TV and PS3 to play a video game to fall asleep. Brain Age 2 was in there and since I didn’t feel like changing that out (I was tired… and a little lazy), I gave it a go. It was a sober night, and I was rated a Brain Age of 54.
Last night, I had a good five drinks in me as I went to bed. I pulled out the ol’ DS one more time and I was rated a Brain Age of 34. That’s a substantial gain, especially when considering my average was previously 53.
The big question that remains: Do I have to stay drunk to stay smarter?