Posts Tagged: memory

I’ve Bean Thinking: What are the Effects of Coffee on Memory?

I’ve Bean Thinking: What are the Effects of Coffee on Memory?

Nowadays, with over 400 billion cups consumed every year, coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks. The sweet aroma of ground beans is familiar to any time of the day. Many people look forward to starting off their morning, sipping the warm liquid out of their favorite beach themed mug. Teenagers gather in… Read more

Heavy Drinking and Memory Deficits

Heavy Drinking and Memory Deficits

Heavy alcohol drinking is a heated topic of discussion, especially pertaining to young adults. Binge drinking, as defined by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), involves a pattern of drinking that causes a 0.08 gram blood alcohol content (BAC) or higher. In a span of about two hours, men can typically consume five drinks before reaching… Read more

You’re Probably Having Caffeine at the Wrong Time

You’re Probably Having Caffeine at the Wrong Time

During exam weeks, I rely on coffee to fuel my study sessions. I’ve been drinking about a cup and a half of coffee every day to maximize my focus on chemistry, biology and physics. Recently, I was disappointed to discover that I’ve been drinking my coffee at the wrong time. Normally I grab a cup… Read more