BOOZE SORRY NOW? Boffins say women suf­fer more from beer gog­gles

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Boffins have found that women are more likely to suf­fer with ‘beer gog­gles’ than men!

A study of vol­un­teers from Roe­hamp­ton Univer­sity found that booz­ing re­duces abil­ity to as­sess fa­cial sym­me­try – and the more sym­met­ri­cal a face is, the bet­ter look­ing the per­son.

But fe­male drinkers were less able to dis­tin­guish be­tween at­trac­tive and not so at­trac­tive af­ter just a cou­ple of vod­kas.


Tests in­cluded study­ing images of faces that had been ma­nip­u­lated so that one was sym­met­ri­cal and the other wasn’t.

Women made more er­rors when asked to pick be­tween the two.

Dr Lewis Halsey, who led the study, said: “What we have shown is that peo­ple’s abil­ity to de­tect sym­me­try is part of the ex­pla­na­tion for the beer goggle ef­fect.

“The con­se­quences could be con­sid­er­able.

“A lot of peo­ple said they met their part­ner when they were drunk!”

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