Specialists of the medical faculty of the Portuguese University of Minho, together with colleagues from the University of Aarhus (Denmark), compared the activity of brain connections in those who drink coffee and those who do not drink this drink at all. The results of the study are published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
“This is the first time that the effect of regular coffee consumption on the brain network has been studied at this level of detail,” said study leader Nuno Sousa, a professor at Minyu University.
The analysis of the study helped, at least in part, explain some of the effects of coffee, such as improved motor control, alertness and memory, and increased learning ability, he said.
So it was found that those who consume this drink have increased activity between several cerebellar and subcortical regions, which leads to increased focus and attention, as well as improved learning and memory.
At the same time, scientists believe that such effects are of a short-term nature, since they were also observed in those who usually do not drink coffee, but drank a glass with this drink.