Effects of coffee on cognitive and balance performance

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Nadji, Nassim
Baniasadi, Mojdeh
Patterson, Jeremy A.

Nadji, Nassim & Baniasadi, M. (2011). Effects of Coffee on Cognitive and Balance Performance. -- In Proceedings: 7th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 114-115


This study investigated the effects of coffee on cognitive and balance performance. Eleven healthy students, aged between 22-29 years, participated. Participants attended two sessions, baseline (the cognitive test -Mirror tracing test/ MMSE test) and experimental (the balance test -CTSIB). Participants were given one cup of brewed coffee (180 mg caffeine), after 25 minutes, the cognitive and balance test were taken. The results demonstrated that consuming caffeine significantly reduced the number of errors and time spent for tracing the star, and also the MMSE score was significantly higher but no significant difference was found for balance test.

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Paper presented to the 7th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 4, 2011.
Research completed at the Department of Human Performance Studies