New Scientist reports on a recent study that examines the effect of coffee on the brain. The good news is that it seems to do the frontal lobes, and the executive system, the world of good.
“The group all showed activation of the working memory part of the brain,” Koppelst√§tter explains. “But those who received caffeine had significantly greater activation in parts of the prefrontal lobe, known as the anterior cingulate and the anterior cingulate gyrus. These areas are involved in ‘executive memory’, attention, concentration, planning and monitoring.”
Just don’t mention the withdrawal headaches…
Link to article ‘Coffee’s effects revealed in brain scans’.