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The behavioral effects of caffeine

Smith, Andrew Paul ORCID: and Brice, Carolyn Frances 2000. The behavioral effects of caffeine. Presented at: 217th National American Chemical Society Meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA, March 1999. Published in: Parliment, Thomas H., Ho, Chi-Tang and Schieberle, Peter eds. Caffeinated beverages: health benefits, physiological effects and chemistry. ACS symposium series (754) Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, pp. 30-36. 10.1021/bk-2000-0754.ch004

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The present paper will give a review of 10 years of our research on the effects of caffeine on cognition and mood. Research has demonstrated that caffeine has beneficial effects on performance of tasks requiring sustained attention and that these effects are readily observed in low alertness situations (after lunch; at night; when a person has a cold). Although many of the studies of caffeine have used very large single doses, recent studies have demonstrated that beneficial effects can be observed with more realistic doses and drinking regimes that equate to real-life intake. Furthermore, the improved performance can be demonstrated using simulations real-life tasks and in the context of a normal working day.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Additional Information: 217th National American Chemical Society meeting in Anaheim, Calif., March 1999.
Publisher: American Chemical Society
ISBN: 9780841236547
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 08:47

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