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Glass of Merlot gives brain a work out: Drinking wine engages brain more than any other human behavi

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posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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A glass of merlot gives your brain a workout. Professor Gordon Shepherd says that wine sparks a reaction in both the sensory and emotional parts of the brain.


A glass of Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc could give your brain an all-over workout.

Drinking wine engages more of the brain than 'any other human behaviour', according to one leading neuroscientist.

Professor Gordon Shepherd, from the Yale School of Medicine, said drinking wine sparks a reaction in both the sensory and emotional parts of the brain.

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In experiments Shepherd claims he has evidence that wine engages more to the brain than music or solving math problems. The brain creates the flavor I really don't understand the whole thing, I will have a glass and think about it.


In his experiments, he claims to have found evidence that drinking wine engages more of the brain than enjoying music or even solving a challenging maths equation.

'The molecules in the wine don't have taste or flavour, but when they stimulate our brains, the brain creates flavour the same way it creates colour,' he told National Public Radio in the US.

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posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 04:56 PM
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Drinking wine engages more of the brain than 'any other human behaviour', according to one leading neuroscientist.


I knew it!!!



posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

What about beer? Because by now I should be a friggin' genius and seeing the world in the color of beer!

I like stouts with coffee in them. Does that count? Because by now I should have invented FTL travel!

I guess wine is cool too. But I usually drink mine from a box...



 


Merlot???!! Yuk!

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posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

I have seen many an Einstein recite very difficult equations while in the middle of a "brain stimulation" at bars. It is truly impressive.



posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:09 PM
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Just got home from work, popped a cork and I feel smarter already.
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posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

But, merlot?

I demand a study be done for the awesomeness pinot grigio does to my brain.



posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

I smell grant money.



posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Grapes are good for you, so why shouldn't wine be good for you too??

I've read many times that wine is good for us... in fact I bought a couple bottles earlier.



posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

Usually the more processed a food is the worse it is for you. Perhaps this is the exception?



posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:19 PM
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I sure hope this is true.

It probbaly is not.

Although, who knows? Wine is probably the most natural of fermented beverages... so I guess It is feasible it has more health benefits than the others...

Wish it were true for beer and whiskey!

Like all my favorite things, i probably over indulge to the point of losing any benefit. But that's my own problem.

I have always felt that wine benefits conversation more so than any other drink.


Interesting stuff.





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posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:25 PM
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a reply to: SteamyJeans

It could be grant money time and Professor Shepherd had to release something to show some success. I can't say. But I do know money makes the world go around.



posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:25 PM
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And there's no stigma attached to getting inebriated, because you're doing something "cultured," that white people do for enjoyment.



posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:28 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Remember Monty Python's song about the philosophers all being stupendous drunks? I believe 'twas Bruce that sang that one. Anyway, mathematicians are also good at holding their own.

I like how they say, "Don't spit it out if you want the effect." It is pretty cool that without any particular "definition" the brain tries to "fill in the blanks". The wonders of the mind never cease!

Merlot it is then! Boy will the bartender be freaked out tonight when I order one!



posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: Blue Shift
And there's no stigma attached to getting inebriated, because you're doing something "cultured," that white people do for enjoyment.


Oh that's right, only white people drink wine. That was a close one.



posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:39 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
Oh that's right, only white people drink wine. That was a close one.

That's not what I said. I said that white people drink wine and elevate it to the level of a kind of competition to see who can be the most skilled aficionado. Unlike other kinds of inebriation, which can just get you tossed in jail.
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posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:43 PM
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Yea that's kind of what I was thinking.. California Grape Grower Guild ( I have no idea if they are called that but I'm sure some such organization exists) may have suggested the research.

Iv Been reading about alcoholics justifying their wine habits by saying it's good for you in some way shape or form.... just add this one to the list.

I drink beer for free, so that's where I'll be staying for now.

Anyone want to open a winery?


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posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Can we be so sure that the 'truth serum' aspects of alcohol influence is not what is being regarded to as 'more engaging than any other behavior'?




posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:52 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

Read your post, sounds like the opposite of what you just said.



posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:57 PM
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to this!



posted on Apr, 5 2017 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

I call BS.

Clos Du Bois paid for this study.



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