If you say that someone is wearing beer goggles, you mean that they have been drinking so much alcohol that they think someone is more sexually attractive than they really are.
Researchers from the Universities of St Andrews and Glasgow seem to concur:
... men and women who have consumed a moderate amount of alcohol find the faces of members of the opposite sex 25% more attractive than their sober counterparts.
Professor Barry Jones said his study suggests that alcohol boosts the activity of the part of the human brain which is used to determine facial attractiveness, the nucleus accumbens.
Lewis Halsey of Roehampton University in London also supports beer googles :
Drinking alcohol hurts our ability to detect asymmetrical faces.
What's more, the data suggest that men were less prone to losing their symmetry-detecting ability when intoxicated than women.
However, Vincent Egan from the University of Leicester, says different and debunks beer goggles in his study:
... found that alcohol actually has the opposite effect and made men see women as less attractive.
Can alcohol influence your brain in such a way that ugly ducklings transform into beauties?