Caffeine may improve memory

Taking the stimulant after learning boosted recall

By Laura Sanders, 17:26 PM January 10, 2014

Sipping coffee right after studying — but not before — might help people remember information later, a new study suggests.

Immediately after scrutinizing pictures of saxophones, four-leaf clovers, seahorses and other objects, 160 study participants took either a caffeine pill or a placebo. A day later, the people looked at another series of images that included pictures similar but not identical to the earlier ones, and were asked whether each picture was new, similar or old. A dose of caffein...

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