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Coffee improves short-term memory and speeds up reaction times by acting on the brain’s prefrontal cortex
So be good to your prefrontal cortex and have a cuppa joe in the morning. It will help you, at least in the short term, to remember that phone number you looked up three seconds ago and were about to dial but... what was it?
Dr. Koppelstatter (not too far off from Kuppakoffee) who directed the study says that coffee's effects on long term memory merit further study.
Sign me up.
I salute those brave souls who endured the
Prior to testing, the group fasted for 4 to 6 hours, and abstained from caffeine and nicotine for at least 24 hours. Then they were then given either a cup of strong coffee – containing 100 milligrams of caffeine – or a caffeine-free placebo drink. After 20 minutes all participants underwent fMRI scans while carrying out a memory and concentration test. A few days afterwards the experiment was repeated under the same conditions but each received the other drink.
The coffee group must have been bouncing off the walls!
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