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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 80

Use of Caffeine for Cognitive Enhancement

Andreas G. Franke1,  and Christiana Bagusat2     1Department of Social Work and Education, University of Neubrandenburg, University of Applied Sciences, Neubrandenburg, Germany     2Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Abstract

Pharmacological cognitive enhancement (CE) refers to the use of divergent psychoactive substances with the purpose of enhancing one's own cognition (e.g., increasing vigilance, concentration, memory). The group of substances for CE includes divergent over-the-counter drugs. Caffeine-containing products such as coffee, caffeinated drinks, and caffeine tablets are integral part of this group of substances. Furthermore, ...

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