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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Training - Serve Them Coffee! Meetings - Don't?

The research is in: Drinking coffee makes you more open-minded. [Found via - Knowledge Jolt.] The important findings...
Previous studies have show that consuming caffeine can improve one’s attention and enhance cognitive performance, with 200 milligrams (equivalent to two cups of coffee) being the optimal dose.

Moderate doses of caffeine can also make you more easily convinced by arguments that go against your beliefs, say Pearl Martin of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and her colleagues.

Perfect for training situations! But ...
people who gulp down lattes at business meetings may want to reconsider how the drink is affecting them, the authors suggest.

Yeah, we wouldn't want open-minded people at meetings. :)

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