The study involved giving drinks to 92 men ranging in age from 20 to 46. They were told they were taking part in a cocktail taste test, but for half of the men the three drinks they tried had a real kick. They had the equivalent of five to six shots of vodka.
Once the guys were drunk, they were asked to read 50 sentences describing a variety of actions. Then, they had to determine whether or not the actions were carried out on purpose. Phrases included: "She woke the baby up" and "He deleted the email."