Your Brain on Beer vs. Coffee

Your brain on Beer vs Coffee

This part of brain is called the cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex controls conscious thought, language, and interaction.



When alcohol hits your cerebral cortex, you feel less focused, but it frees up your brain from all the distractions that normally occupy it.

When adenosine binds with its adenosine receptor, you feel DROWSY

When caffeine comes in, the receptor binds with caffeine instead of adenosine


and when your blood alcohol reaches 0.07 (about two drinks worth)

which means 5 minutes later

you become more creative!!

you get more energy!!

The Good

Beer makes you less worried about the world around you, which frees up your brain to make deeper connections and come up with great ideas.

Caffeine's effects kick in only after 5 minutes, which gives you more energy and a stronger ability to focus.

The Bad

A couple of beers makes you less focused and decreases your memory.

Drinking even small amounts of coffee will result in a tolerance and your body will need more to get the same stimulation.

The best time to drink

Beer is good if you are searching for an initial idea.

Coffee is good if you've already got an idea and you just need to fucus on the busy work.


Drink too much of either and you'll lose the benefits of both. Everything in moderation, folks.


By Golly, I've got it!

And now I must swim!

The Idea

The Execution

Beer is good for kickstarting your brain into coming up with great ideas.

Coffee is good for executing those ideas.

Your Brain on Beer vs. Coffee

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