The Real Secret to Genius? Reading Between the Lines
In October of 2012, Dr. Franz Messerli, a cardiologist, published “Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function, and Nobel Laureates” in the Occasional Notes section of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) regarding the association between a country’s chocolate consumption and its rate of Nobel prize winners. This research article presents a formal argument as to why chocolate is hypothesized to improve cognitive function in people and establishes the number of Nobel laureates per capita as a surrogate for population-level cognitive function.Some content is only viewable by ASA Members. If you are an ASA member, log in to Members Only and look for CHANCE under your publications.