Monday, March 13, 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Hello ladies and gentlemen
I would like to wish you a happy new year, thanks for still being part of this study.
Presently there are 4 weeks in which the study must be completed before access to the labs is closed. Which means I have 4 weeks in which to get 4 tests done on 10 individuals. That’s 40 tests in 4 weeks. If I was able to get the testing between Monday and Friday every week, then that would be 1.6 tests per day.
I kind of have my work cut out or me, but everything should run very smoothly if I can get a planner planned and stick to it. This should be easy with a little help from you.
Below is a set of tables, sort of like a calendar with dates covering the next month. If you could indicate which days you would be available for test I would be able to pencil you in and sort out a schedule.
It is important that you plan ahead and also pick a date which is less likely to cause any disruption to yourself and also the study should you wish not take part.
In other words pick the day on which you are most free. The logic behind this is that the alcohol will be in your system for 12 hours at the most. Therefore any actions that are directly opposed to consuming alcohol such as driving or signing multi million pound contracts should be avoided. Be warned, in previous years accident have happened.
On that note please see the table and pick your most appropriate day.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
I feel shamed. Then I look into the glass and think
about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes
and dreams. If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out
of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say
to myself, "It is better that I drink this wine and let their
dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what
the hell happened to your bra and panties.
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they
wake up in the morning, that's as good as they'regoing to feel all day. "
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may create the
illusion that you are tougher, smarter, faster and
better looking than most people.
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may lead you to
think people are laughing WITH you.
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?
I think not."
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to
think you can sing.
"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk,
we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all
get drunk and go to heaven!"
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause pregnancy.
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants
us to be happy."
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in
dancing like a retard.
"Without question, the greatest invention in the history
of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the
wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does
not go nearly as well with pizza."
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to
tell your friends over and over again that you love them.
To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group.
Salvation in a can!
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think
you can logically converse with
members of the opposite s e x without spitting.
And saving the best for last, as explained by Cliff
Clavin, of Cheers. One afternoon at Cheers,
Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his
buddy Norm. Here's how it went:
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo
can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when
the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones
at the back that are killed first This natural selection
is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed
and health of the whole groupkeeps improving by the regular
killing of the weakest members. In much the same way,
the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain
cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells.
But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.
In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the
weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient
Friday, October 21, 2005
The test requires people who are moderate or social drinkers to take part in a test into the effectiveness of alcohol and energy stimulant drinks.
If you are interested in being included please reply to this email with your
Details of any reasons why you may not be suitable
And any medication you are currently taking.
If successful you will be necessary for you to attend lab sessions on four separate days. If leave from work is required official letters can be sent out to your employer or educational institution.
There are requirements to pass before being included in the test. A simple health screen must be passed and you must be within your scientifically determined weight range or body mass index.
It is also advisable to consult your general practitioner in relation to your suitability.
Please note that on the day before the test you will not be allowed to drink any alcohol. On the morning of the test you will not be allowed to eat any food until you have reached the test centre.
On arrival you will be given a meal consisting of 400 calories. This will be to ensure that all the test participants have had the “same” amount of nutritional intake before the alcohol is administered.
You will be given alcohol and then after an hour of time has lapses you will be allowed to complete a reaction time test and the measurements will go into a set of results for your record.
After the test you will be advised to stay within the test centre for a minimum period of an hour and also you will be advised to take an agent to reverse the effects of the alcohol. If you refuse these two options then you will have to sign a disclaimer.
This is merely for legal reasons and to ensure that if you decide to drive or operate machinery then the test centre has covered itself by giving you the option to be safe.
YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTAKE IF YOU HAVE ULCERS, LIVER OR DIGESTIVE TRACT DISORDERS OR ARE ON ANY CONTRICTORY MEDICATION WHICH FORBIDS ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION.
ALSO WE ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR A MAXIMUM OF 15 MALE AND FEMALE TEST SUBJECTS. PLEASE REPLY PROMPTLY IF YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED.
UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER
SCHOOL OF BIOSCIENCES RESEARCH FACILITY
115 NEW CAVENDISH STREET