Study proves "beer goggles" phenomenon does exist

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(CBS News) We often joke that alcohol can make a person look more attractive. But do these rumored "beer goggles" exist?

According to a new study published on April 4 in Addiction, alcohol can make the heart grow fonder - or at least make people look more attractive.

Lewis Halsey, a senior lecturer in comparative and eco physiology at the University of Roehampton in London, and his colleagues wanted to find out if perception of face symmetry change with alcohol consumption. Previous studies have shown facial symmetry to be a factor in judging attractiveness.

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