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April 06, 2009 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: CH , OC

How eating chocolate can help improve your maths

According to a recent study that was presented at the British Psychological Society annual conference, large amounts of a compound found in chocolate, flavanols, improves people's math skills.  This is relevant.  One uses math when investing.

Chocolate may improve one's ability to do math, but apparently it doesn't do much for one's grammar, "maths?" Oh wait, one of them there Brits wrote this article. They probably say stuff like that all the time. Sheesh, they act like they made up the language or something.

Say aren't flavanols found in red wine, too? I'm going to drink a bottle of wine tonight and then try to crunch some numbers.  Oh wait, I suppose that would be counter productive.  I'd probably get to the bottom of the bottle and say something like "Now what was I supposed to do?  Oh well, screw it.  I'll just go grab a beer."

Deej

7 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On April 06, 2009 at 7:45 AM, portefeuille (99.60) wrote:

chocolate and red wine! The "caps" game has inspired me to revive some maths lately.

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#2) On April 06, 2009 at 9:11 AM, russiangambit (29.31) wrote:

Funny, I love chocolate. I think Russians have higher than average consumption of chocolate. Should we have more math geniuses? Hmm.. What about Swiss and Belgians ?

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#3) On April 06, 2009 at 9:30 AM, portefeuille (99.60) wrote:

you have perelman ...

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#4) On April 06, 2009 at 9:51 AM, portefeuille (99.60) wrote:

the swiss have euler and the bernoulli family, deligne was belgian ...

And doing some theoretical physics may be good for your intelligence. I like the "too easy" entry in table 6.3 in this book!

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#5) On April 06, 2009 at 1:12 PM, portefeuille (99.60) wrote:

deligne IS belgian, sorry

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#6) On April 09, 2009 at 7:49 PM, lucas1985 (< 20) wrote:

aren't flavanols found in red wine, too?

Flavonoid is the name of a (big) family of compounds. The flavonoids in dark chocolate (>70 % cocoa) are different than those found in red wine (anthocyanins and tannins)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavonoid

Also, as you suggested, if the flavonoids in red wine also improve math skills their possitive influence may be supressed by the presence of alcohol ;)

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#7) On May 05, 2009 at 2:21 AM, jasica (< 20) wrote:

Love your blog on eating chocolate,if you get a moment there is a very special product on the market that is the eating Chocolate in the world. Visit

http://allnutri.com/bioflavonoids.aspx

 


 

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