Apparently, indulging in your morning fix of coffee can benefit you
It’s definitely another excuse to indulge in the morning coffee fix…
A new study from the University of California has found that getting your caffeine fix can actually help to improve your long-term memory.
In good news for students and workers the world over, researchers found that 200 milligrams of caffeine, or the equivalent of two espressos, can improve the process of memory consolidation.
For the trial, 160 participants were asked to study images of objects. Half of the subjects were then given a pill with the 200 milligrams of caffeine, while the other half were given a placebo.
After 24 hours, volunteers took a memory test involving the same images, new images and ones which were similar but not identical to the originals.
Researchers found that participants who had consumed the caffeine were better able to identify the ‘similar’ images.
Further tests found that the effect was less pronounced with both higher and lower doses, so 200 milligrams was the optimum caffeine dose to see the improvement in memory consolidation.