NUcheckt: Why research does not show that you are smarter is of wine check daily posts on reliability. Claim: “research From the university of Yale shows that wine make you smarter.”

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100% NL Magazine wrote on 27 april that wine make you smarter. After drinking a glass of wine would you be better at solving calculations, as would be evident from the research of a scientist from the prestigious American university Yale.

Where does it come from?

The source of this article is a piece of Beautify from april 2018. In this article you will find that drinking a glass of wine, according to Yale-professor Gordon Shepherd would help solve calculations. Beautify wrote, however, that it does not know whether the underlying research is reliable.

In april 2017 appeared the first messages which it is claimed that Shepherd has said that drinking wine make you smarter in English-language media, such as Bustle and The source of this was an interview with the professor with the Us National Republic Radio.

What the Yale professor said?

Shepherd has against this radio station, however, not to say that you are smarter is of wine. And he has been absolutely no research done which he looked, or people after a glass of wine are better in solving a math problem.

In the interview with National Republic Radio said Shepherd, though, that the taste of wine as a complex activity, and that while the taste of wine as possible, a larger portion of the brain is active during activities such as listening to music, hitting a baseball, and the solving of a maths problem.

According to Shepherd, is wine tasting so complex because not only the taste – and geurreceptoren in the brain will be activated, but also, for example, the areas for the correct movement of the tongue ensure.

Shepherd told to master’s students from the University of California that extra brain activity does not automatically make you smarter. Also, he stated that his comparison between wine drinking and statistics to create “pure speculation”.

What do we know about effect of wine on brain?

In addition, it is of course your alcohol intake if you have the wine after tasting, not spit, and so is drinking. And it is known that it is bad for the brain. From another NUcheckt for example, it appeared that heavy drinking the risk of Alzheimer’s disease increases.

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Hanneke Rhodius-Meester, a researcher and a clinical geriatrician at the Alzheimercentrum of the Amsterdam UNIVERSITY, told earlier that alcohol is a toxic substance for the brain. The Trimbos institute says that long-term excessive drinking the short – and langetermijngeheugen affects. In the long run, excessive alcohol consumption for a reduced intellect.

In addition, alcohol is bad for your health in general. According to Rhodius-Meester, research increasingly shows that the more you drink, the worse your health is, and that it is the healthiest is to not drink.

The direct effect of one or two glasses of wine on the intelligence is not clear. However, there are some indications that after a small amount of alcohol a second language to better speak, but whether this is actually the case, it is not yet clear.

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There is no research of the university of Yale in which it is shown that after a glass of wine are better in making calculations. A researcher of this university has said only that the taste of wine, a large part of the brain is activated, possibly even a greater proportion than in the solving of a maths problem. This does not automatically mean that you are smarter is of wine drinking.

Experts indicate that alcohol is a toxic substance for the brain, and that excessive use of alcohol may have negative effects on a person’s intellect.

We rate the statement, “research From the university of Yale shows that wine make you smarter” as false.

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