Caffeine Helps Recognize Positive Words Faster, Say Researchers

by Sheela Philomena on  November 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM Diet & Nutrition News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

Caffeine boosts the speed and accuracy for recognizing positive words, say researchers.

The research shows that caffeine enhances the neural processing of words with positive connotation but not those with neutral or negative associations.
 Caffeine Helps Recognize Positive Words Faster, Say Researchers
Caffeine Helps Recognize Positive Words Faster, Say Researchers

Previous research has shown that caffeine increases activity in the central nervous system, and normal doses of caffeine improve performance on simple cognitive tasks and behavioural responses.

It is also known that certain memories are enhanced when strong positive or negative emotions are associated with objects, but the link between caffeine consumption and these emotional biases was unknown.

This study demonstrates, for the first time, that consuming 200 mg of caffeine, equivalent to 2-3 cups of coffee, 30 minutes before a task can improve the implicit recognition of positive words, but has no effect on the processing of emotionally neutral or negative words.

The authors of the study suggest that this effect is driven by caffeine's strong dopaminergic effects in the language-dominant regions of the brain.

The study has been published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Cannabis Drug Abuse Caffeine and Decaffeination Coffee Coffee, Caffeine and Your Health Top Health Tips to Overcome Tiredness Diet and Nutrition Tips for Athletes Calcium Rich Foods Caffeine Overdose Foods to Avoid to Keep Acid Reflux At Bay 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive