News archive - December 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Coffee time: Caffeine improves reaction to moving targets

A person's hands pouring a cup of coffee

That morning coffee might be even more helpful than you think.

In the first study of its kind to explore caffeine’s effects on dynamic visual skills, researchers from Waterloo's School of Optometry & Vision Science and the University of Granada have concluded that caffeine increases alertness and detection accuracy for moving targets. Caffeine also improved participants’ reaction times.

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