Caffeine Can Enhance Long-term Memory

by Rachel Baker on January 15, 2014

Caffeine appears to be even better than we thought. Not only does it make us focus better, but its better for the long-term memory.

In the article below there is a video and dosing charts.

Caffeine can improve attention and focus, we’ve known for a while. It also enhances working memory (short term, in the moment). Caffeine’s effects on long-term memory, though, if any, aren’t well established.

A study published yesterday in the journal Nature Neuroscience gets into that in a unique way, looking at caffeine’s effect on memory consolidation. Dr. Michael Yassa, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins University, explains:

Check out the remainder of the article here:
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/01/study-caffeine-can-improve-memory/283016/

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