cup-of-coffee-and-part-bag-beans-on-wooden-table-100216069You know that coffee makes you more alert, but recent findings suggest that caffeine may enhance your memory too. Researchers from John Hopkins University published results of their study in Nature Neuroscience testing the effects of 200 mg caffeine tablets on memory compared to placebo. Subjects were asked to view a set of images five minutes before treatment. The next day, both groups were asked to look at the same images and were tested on their ability to recognize them. The results found that those who took a caffeine tablet obtained better scores on the memory tests. What are your thoughts on this study? How much caffeine do you consume daily and what effects does it have on you?

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