Coffee Intake and Memory Recall

The results showed that the number of correct answers on the memory recall task increased across the trials, although the result was not significant. It was concluded that the major influence of coffee on memory recall remained unresolved, perhaps due to low sample number and low number of trials, or practice effects. However, there may be a tentative link between the amount of coffee and its positive effects on memory recall, as participant scores did increase.
Coffee is a popular beverage in many parts of the world. It is considered to be a psychoactive substance given its effects on the human brain such as stimulation. As a mild stimulant, coffee’s primary constituent – caffeine – can increase the activity of the central nervous system and so can increase a person’s alertness and arousal levels (Johnson-Kozlow, Kritz-Silverstein, Barrett-Connor, &amp. Morton 2002). Literature indicates that the effect of coffee on cognition remains inconclusive, some studies finding that coffee can enhance congnitive functioning, and others concluding that it is detrimental. Another genre of studies have attested that the positive effects of coffee are in fact task specific (Durlach, 1998. Johnson-Kozlow, 2002. Reidel &amp. Jolles, 1996)
This mini project investigated the influences of coffee on memory recall through engaging the participants in …
The Effects of Coffee Intake on Memory Recall for Young Adult Males
Introduction
Coffee is a popular beverage in many parts of the world. It is considered to be a psychoactive substance given its effects on the human brain such as stimulation. As a mild stimulant, coffee’s primary constituent – caffeine – can increase the activity of the central nervous system and so can increase a person’s alertness and arousal levels (Johnson-Kozlow, Kritz-Silverstein, Barrett-Connor, &amp. Morton 2002). Literature indicates that the effect of coffee on cognition remains inconclusive, some studies finding that coffee can enhance congnitive functioning, and others concluding that it is detrimental. Another genre of studies have attested that the positive effects of coffee are in fact task specific (Durlach, 1998. Johnson-Kozlow, 2002. Reidel &amp. Jolles, 1996)
The present research study had several aims:
1) To review current discourse and literature as to the relevance of coffee on memory recall.
2) To determine the actual effects of coffee on memory recall in adults.
3) To plan and design a valid and reliable research study that will provide answers for points 1 &amp. 2.
4) To contribute to the broader field of cognitive functioning and memory enhancement.
It is anticipated that the following mini-project shall answer the primary research question: Does coffee intake have a positive effect on memory recall in adults
This mini project investigated the influences of coffee on memory recall through engaging the participants in three different tests based on recalling images after coffee intake. These tests were set to asses the difference before and after drinking coffee.
2.0 Review of the Literature
The human memory is linked to organisation, encoding,

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