Test tomorrow? Have a drink!

Nick Sinnott-Armstrong / Herald

Don’t let midterm season get you down: looks like you won’t have to put a hold on those Wednesday night trips to FishCo after all.

A recently published study on binge drinking performed by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health and Brown’s very own professor of Community Health Damaris Rohsenow reveals that binge drinking the night before a major exam has no effect on a student’s academic performance.  Now how about that for a pick-me-up?

The report published in the April 2010 issue of Addiction explains that heavy drinking the night before a test has very little impact on students’ next-day recall of important information, even though students who had consumed alcohol the night before the exam thought that they were performing poorly. Although study participants had decreased motor function and slower reaction times, they still performed at the same level as their non-drinking peers.

Cheers!

1 Comment

  1. Alcholic

    Wow. That’s the last thing I need to hear when I have three exams in the next two days and my friend’s birthday party tonight.

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