Comparing the benefits of caffeine, naps and placebo on verbal, motor and perceptual memory.

@article{Mednick2008ComparingTB,
  title={Comparing the benefits of caffeine, naps and placebo on verbal, motor and perceptual memory.},
  author={Sara C. Mednick and Denise J. Cai and Jennifer C. Kanady and Sean P A Drummond},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2008},
  volume={193 1},
  pages={79-86}
}
Caffeine, the world's most common psychoactive substance, is used by approximately 90% of North Americans everyday. Little is known, however, about its benefits for memory. Napping has been shown to increase alertness and promote learning on some memory tasks. We directly compared caffeine (200mg) with napping (60-90min) and placebo on three distinct memory processes: declarative verbal memory, procedural motor skills, and perceptual learning. In the verbal task, recall and recognition for… CONTINUE READING
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