Caffeine Enhances Memory


Good news for coffee and cola drinkers. A recent study from Johns Hopkins University has shown that that 200 mg caffeine, which is the amount of caffeine in about one and a half cups of coffee, in has a memory enhancing effect, possibly because it increases the brain’s production of norepinephrine, a chemical that helps with memory storage. I don’t drink coffee, but I think I’ll have another Diet Mountain Dew.

For more details, see Caffeine Boosts Long-Term Memory in HumansCoffee lovers perk up: Caffeine may boost memory, and Caffeine Boosts Memory In Humans.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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1 Response to Caffeine Enhances Memory

  1. Sherrie says:

    Laughed at myself when I read the title. Just finished cleaning up the cup of coffee I knocked over, next to the ‘puter.

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