Thursday, April 28, 2005

The Power of Words

Researchers are proving what we writers have known all along - words are powerful.

No booze needed for beer goggles:
Fast flashes of certain words can affect your libido.


In one study, reading alcohol-related words caused the same effects as actually drinking booze, while in another, subconscious exposure to words like 'old age' and 'bingo' caused research subjects to walk more slowly.

Think about that the next time you're reading (or writing) a poem, short story, newspaper, or magazine article.

5 comments:

bevjackson said...

ohhhh, perhaps it's time to switch my tastes in literature!!!

Sharon Hurlbut said...

LOL Just make sure you choose wisely!

Daniel Heath said...

oh, so -that- explains the strange lassitude I've always felt around bingo parlors...

T-Nat said...

wow, that's really interesting ... and no hangover either

Sharon Hurlbut said...

monkey O - best to stay away from those bingo parlors. Never know what you're going to catch.

Tripp - good point. Perhaps there's a way to market intoxicating words.