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  • Essay On Coffee And Memory

    Introduction: Coffee is a popular ubiquitous beverage in the daily life of an undergraduate student. For many it is a habit that gradually forms and stays. Its popularity lies in the key ingredient, caffeine, which decreases fatigue and instead increases alertness, features that aid an undergraduate student 's academic performance when studying on little sleep and going through the day (Giles et al., 2012). However, besides coffee 's use as a stimulant, can it be used to influence cognitive functioning, or is it merely a physical reaction? Does coffee have any impact on memory performance? Furthermore, does a habitual consumption of coffee enhance, inhibit, or do nothing for memory? This experiment seeks to test if coffee has an effect on the memory of a young adult via memory tests. The null hypothesis is that coffee does not have any significant effect on young adult’s memory. Materials and Methods: Through the usage of the Computerized Memory Interference Test (CMIT), a computer program that relies on visual cues to test a participant 's memory, the experiment sought to evaluate the cognitive functioning of a diverse group of undergraduate students. The students, ranging from ages 19-25, were first asked to complete a demographic questionnaire of four pages that included questions on their origin, past, habits,…

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  • Alertness In Schools

    Although increasing efforts to lessen sleep deprivation for teenagers may lengthen the amount of sleep that students get, there will always be students who, despite later school start times and a lighter load of homework, still fail to get enough sleep. This may be due to their own procrastination or simply the speed at which they need to work to grasp the content presented to them. In order to help these students, households and schools can easily implement inexpensive, additional policies to…

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  • How Alertness Affects Interpersonal Relationships

    Alertness affects interpersonal relationships in daily life. Characteristics often decide the ways people view a person. When people express alertness, they always have a reason to do so. Fright stands as one of the most common reasons for alertness. Listening to a frightening news story, watching a horror movie, or something simpler such as fearing the dark will cause nerves to stand on edge and keep someone looking over their shoulder, jumping at every noise, and watching their surroundings…

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  • Caffeine Addiction Benefits

    Rogers et al. (2012) discusses the various functions that caffeine has that can be beneficial and harmful to our psychological and behavioral functioning. This study was interested in comparing the effects of caffeine from those who drink caffeine products regularly with those who do not (Rogers et al. 2012). Rogers study was influenced by the Hollingworth study done in 1912 that focused on participant’s performance on mental and motor tasks. Weiss and Latie’s (1962), study indicated that there…

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  • Key Characteristics Of Yamato Takeru's Legends Of The Samurai

    The majority of resources we have regarding the samurai are myths and legends. They tend to exaggerate both the heroic as well as the faulty characteristics of the characters whom they describe. This helps them to get across messages about features that people should and should not seek to replicate; through this, these stories exemplify the key characteristics of the samurai to varying degrees. Four key qualities of the legendary Japanese warrior that are portrayed most strongly in Legends of…

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  • Aristotle Character And Habit Essay

    Alertness is the act of being alert, aware of your soundings, aware of the situation, aware of what you know and what you don’t. Alertness provides resources “sources” so you can better have a right response. being informed provides knowledge on a particular subject. Being informed is critical to making good decisions. Informed decisions are good decisions, being uninformed is dangerous. It’s a back door that allows people not only to take advantage, but to drive, and scare you in the wrong…

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  • Sleep Deprivation And Awakenings

    Specifically with the OCPT, the use of alertness promoters and wakefulness enhancers, such as caffeine, were not properly monitored. Since this study was conducted in a home-like setting instead of a laboratory the intake of these substances by participants in the study could not be watched over. Essentially, this indicates that these enhancers could have been a lurking variable due to the fact that it is possible for the subjects to have taken a form of alertness enhancement before they took…

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  • The Importance Of Driver Fatigue

    such as working extended or irregular hours, work stressors, weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance cause stress, disrupted sleep patterns, and lack of alertness. One study suggests that 82.7% of truckers reported working irregular shifts and additionally 63.8% of the drivers reported irregular daily shifts, thus all contributing to disruptive sleep patterns (Hege et al., 2015). The quality of sleep negatively impact driver’s job performance. In this same study, over 54.9% of…

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  • How Does Caffeine Affect The Human Body

    Four cups of caffeinated coffee, equivalent to 400 mg of caffeine a day can have side effects such as migraines, insomnia, nervousness, irritability, increased heart rate and muscle tremors. (Vanderveen et al 2001) The effects of caffeine can last from five to six hours in healthy adults and can vary depending on weight, height, and use of medication. Caffeine’s disruption of sleep is the most common side effect that can add up over time and can disturb daytime alertness as well as performance.…

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  • Why Should Naps Be Allowed In Schools

    lazy person. Most of the time naps are too often considered a luxury or a sign of slackery. This is actually a very wrong perception but most of us still believe it. A quick and short nap is capable of doing big wonders. Many famous celebrities are nappers too like, Leonardo da Vinci took multiple naps a day and slept less at night, President John F. Kennedy ate his lunch in bed and then settled in for a nap every day, and the French Emperor Napoleon was not shy about taking naps. Could it be…

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