Skip to comments.Study: Drink two espressos to enhance long-term memory
Posted on 01/13/2014 7:44:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Coffee has long been a friend of students working through the night, but it does more than just keep us awake. A study provides the first convincing evidence that caffeine enhances long-term memory in people provided the dose is right.
The effects mirror similar results seen in honeybees, where a boost to memory from caffeine-laden nectar may help bees return to certain plants.
Researchers strongly suspected that caffeine enhances memory, but studies that tried to show this in people weren't conclusive, as any apparent benefits in memory could have been due to increased attention, a known benefit of caffeine.
Studies in animals such as rats, meanwhile, suggested that it enhances memory consolidation the process of strengthening memories between acquiring them and retrieving them which should affect long-term memory.
(Excerpt) Read more at newscientist.com ...
I start my day with one — but I usually forget to get a second one.
After five years of 0bama, I’m ready to forget.
Until about 12 years ago, I always had 1-2 pots or more of strong coffee a day. Now it's 1 or 2 cups of decaf.
My 89 yr old dad has been goiing thru dementia for a couple of
years since shortly before my mom’s passing. I think it was
brought on by minor strokes. His long term memory is better
by far than the short term memory. Why? Because you spend
a lifetime implanting memories in your brain. They become
embedded. My dad can’t recall if it is 8am or pm but he can
talk endlessly about his WWII paratroopter days, stories I have
heard for 30 yrs and confirmed by war buddies at various reunions.
Is this true for Mountain Dew also?????