Monday, July 10, 2006

are coffee lovers smarter than other people?

"scientists discovered that the caffeine present in strong coffee alters the brain's electrical activity. by boosting gamma rhythms, produced by the synchronised firing of nerve cells 40 times a second, it aids memory and learning.

dr martin vreugdenhil, from the university of birmingham, whose team made the discovery, said: '. . .research has shown that it increases alertness, cortical activity and speeds up information processing.' . . .

dr vreugdenhil said drinking coffee on a regular basis could increase gamma rhythms up to three-fold because of the way caffeine was concentrated in the brain."

interesting study, hmm? and in accord with the recent australian study on central route brain processing.

in short, it seems that drinking coffee makes you smarter by literally improving brain efficiency. cool.

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