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Attention coffee drinkers: caffeine improves memory, study finds

January 12, 2014

Attention coffee drinkers: caffeine improves memory, study finds

The hippocampus is the memory center in the brain.

Great news for coffee drinkers: caffeine improves memory. That is the conclusion reached by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University.

Michael Yassa, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins, and his colleagues discovered that caffeine has a positive impact on long-term memory in humans. Their work reveals that caffeine improves particular memories at least up to 24 hours after it is imbibed.

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