Have you ever wondered whether coffee is really affecting your performance at work? Good news, science says it does! Keri Lumm reports.
Many people say “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my first cup of coffee” in an attempt to indicate that they are not fit for social interactions with other humans until they have some caffeine in their bloodstream. It is a bit of an exaggerated statement but according to a new study, it has some real truth to it.
A new study that appears in the Journal of Psychopharmacology finds that if you have coffee before a conversation it will actually make you focus better and feel better about the people you are talking to.
The researchers, who specifically wanted to look at how coffee could impact group dynamics, did two different experiments with 134 college students they divided into groups and had discussed Occupy Wall Street for 15 minutes. The participants that had coffee before the conversation said that they found themselves focusing better.