Journalists’ brains operate at below average due to excessive booze and caffeine study

Journalists’ brains function at a subpar level because they consume too much alcohol, caffeine and sugar, but their love for their work helps them fight through the difficult times, according to a study by neuroscientist Tara Swart.

The research, which was carried out in partnership with the London Press Club, sought to figure out how journalists survive and thrive amid the stress of deadline pressure, low pay, poor job security and high levels of public scrutiny.

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