[Originally published in our newsletter 2/3/13]
A recent study found that volunteer subjects given the equivalent of 3 cups of coffee in the morning performed better on word recognition tests than those who were given a placebo. The subjects performed much faster in identifying words with positive associations much faster than words with negative or even neutral associations. While studies have already shown that positive words tend to be recognized more quickly, caffeine markedly increased the speed of recognition. Isn’t that another reason to treat your sweetheart to great coffee and a kind word every morning?!!