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Study: Coffee Provides Short-Term Memory Boost

Thursday, 01 December 2005 12:00 AM

A cup of coffee is good for the memory, at least the short-term memory, according to new research from Austria.

In a study of 15 healthy men ages 26 to 47, functional magnetic resonance imaging detected significant activity in the brain's memory centers 20 minutes after the men consumed 100 mg of caffeine, according an Austrian study reported at the Radiological Society of North America meeting here.

The activity was significantly greater than in men who were received placebo coffee, said Dr. Florian Koppelstatter, of the University Hospital Innsbruck. He said the boosted activity was seen in the anterior cingulate cortex, the brain area responsible for some short-term memory functions.

The boosted brain activity appears 20 minutes after the coffee was consumed and diminished after about 45 minutes.

Dr. Koppelstatter said the study clearly demonstrates that caffeine has a definite impact on short-term memory processes.

"This effect takes part in the distinct part of the working memory network that controls attention and concentration," he said. Dr. Koppelstatter presented his work at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

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