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Cure for a Hangover may Just Depend on the 'Size of the Glass'

by Savitha C Muppala on September 3, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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 Cure for a Hangover may Just Depend on the 'Size of the Glass'

London, Sep 02 (ANI): Scientists have concluded that the cure for hangover depends on the size of the glass.

People who pour drinks into tall glasses are likely to pour less than those who use smaller tumblers.


Scientists say that some hangovers could be down to an optical illusion.

Drinkers tend to pour more generous measures of spirits when using short, wide tumblers rather than tall, slender glasses, researchers from Oxford University found, reports the Daily Mail.

Professor Charles Spence, who led the study, blamed a trick of the eye called the 'vertical horizontal illusion' in which the brain over- estimates vertical distances and under-estimates horizontal ones.

The psychologist found that drinkers poured up to 80 per cent more into a short, wide glass than a tall, slender one, even when both glasses held the same volume.

Source: ANI

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