The Hotter, The Dumber
A study proves that people get dumber in hotter weather
Get ready for "stupid" to break out all over the Grand Valley. Researchers at Harvard University say they have proven that the human brain works 13% slower when its forced to work in extreme heat.
Here's the official National Weather Service forecast for Grand Junction.
Thursday- Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.
So if you've always thought people lost their minds during hot weather, your hunch may have been right. Heat waves make people dumber. The effect seemed to be the same for both guys and gals so it's best to stay cool if you can. Even though the test looks conclusive, It's doubtful the "heat wave excuse" will bail you out if you make a fool of yourself in front of your girlfriend. Especially if all her girlfriends are present at the time of your "dumbness."
Credit: CBS4 Denver