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Yes, folks, if you have a full bladder you'll make better decisions, says this paper, second in rigor and importance only to a few recent papers in nuclear physics. Otherwise, your thought processes are simply pee-thetic. In fact, the thought is master to the deed, these stream of consciousness researchers show: you only have to think yellow to take incisive actions. How, you ask?
Dr Mirjam Tuk, who led the study, said that the brain’s “control signals” were not task specific but result in an "unintentional increase" in control over other tasks.
"People are more able to control their impulses for short term pleasures and choose more often an option which is more beneficial in the long run,” she said.Or, perhaps somebody in the editorial offices of the 'journal' and the media that reported this (and not on their funny pages)' have sprung a spring.
Now we are not denigrating this finding. It's explanation is simply obvious. You make better decisions with a full bladder not because of some stretch-receptor's gene-expression DRD4 dopamine receptor release's effects. Though it might be (or this report might be) a reflection of the dope receptor. It's because when you're wriggling, squeezing, trying discretely to grab so you won't drip, you don't dilly-dally about decisions, but you cut right to the chase, so you can chase right to the loo.
We hope no springs will leak during the coming break week, and that all your bladders will be stretched to the limit when you have to take a stand (that is, if you're a guy).