I’m So Excited: Research Finds that Caffeine Improves Your Memory

As if you needed another excuse to help yourself to another delicious cup of morning coffee, now science has confirmed that caffeine can actually improve your memory. A team led by Dr. Michael Yassa, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins University, found that caffeine had measureable, positive effects on both short term and long term memory. As The Atlantic explains, “Yassa’s research team gave people 100 to 300 milligrams of caffeine after looking at some images. The next day, those who got 200 or 300 milligrams of caffeine remembered the images better than people who took a placebo.” But, even with research confirming the drug’s positive effects on memory, if there’s anything we’ve learned from Saved by the Bell, it’s to exercise extreme caution when consuming caffeine …

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