A taurine and caffeine-containing drink stimulates cognitive performance and well-being

  title={A taurine and caffeine-containing drink stimulates cognitive performance and well-being},
  author={R. Seidl and Andreas Peyrl and R. Nicham and Erwin Hauser},
  journal={Amino Acids},
Summary. Caffeine- and taurine-containing drinks have been on the European market for about a decade, and research on the individual constituents of these drinks indicates an improvement in cognitive performance resulting from consumption of such drinks.In this double-blind, placebo-controlled study using 10 graduate students, we obtained the P300 components of event-related potential (ERP) waveforms following an auditory oddball paradigm, measured motor reaction time, and applied the d2 test… 

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