Caffeine charges up a part of the brain – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. When drinking coffee, many coffee lovers feel mentally refreshed or stimulated.
Dudek: Caffeine, in concentrations that are comparable to a large cup of coffee, can strengthen connections in a part of the brain called the hippocampus, in the part of the hippocampus called CA2.
Narrator: Dr. Serena Dudek is the senior author of an NIH study.
Dudek: The hippocampus is a part of the brain. It's a structure that's known to be important for learning and memory. And the CA2 is a little part of the hippocampus that really hasn't been studied much at all.
Narrator: For details on this NIH study, visit www.niehs.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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