Caffeine’s little memory jolt garners a lot of excitement

Hype around stimulant’s memory boosting powers may be stronger than the scientific brew

By Bethany Brookshire, 11:57 AM January 17, 2014

There are some scientific topics that are bound to generate excitement. A launch to the moon, a potential cure for cancer or any study involving chocolate will always make the news. And then of course there’s caffeine. More than half of Americans have a daily coffee habit, not to mention the boost offered by tea, soda, chocolate and energy drinks. We’d all love to believe that it has more benefit than just papering over a poor night’s sleep.

This week, scientists reported that caffeine could g...

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