Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beer Holder

The area of the brain that makes us want to mate keeps functioning, no matter how much we drink, meaning that people can still assess how visually-appealing others are, says Dr. Amanda Ellison.

"We still see others basically as they are,” she said. "There is no imagined physical transformation - just more desire."

"...alcohol switches off the rational and decision making areas of the brain while leaving the areas to do with sexual desire relatively intact, and so this explains beer goggles."

--The Telegraph ran a story about the science of "beer goggles." Apparently, drinking alcohol does not change our sexual perception of people around us, instead it lowers our inhibitions.

Photo: Gerard Estadella