Title

Caffeine'S Effect On Long Term Memory

Author(s)

Philip Brewer

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Written Paper Award

4th Place

Abstract

This study’s purpose was to determine if Caffeine has any effect on long term memory. The materials used were 35 different pictures, human consent forms, and pre-survey forms. The study was done through showing each test subject 20 pictures and then adding 15 new and similar photos to the group after two hours and testing to see how many photos the test subjects answered correctly as new similar or old. The two groups of people consisted of 20 non caffeine drinkers, and 20 caffeine drinkers. The results of my study show that there was not a significant enough difference between the data of the two groups to prove that it was because of the caffeine. In conclusion, The results supported my null hypothesis that, if someone drinks at least 2 cups of coffee/caffeinated beverages, then they will not answer photos more accurately than those who do not drink caffeine.

Location

Owens G02

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:15 AM

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Apr 16th, 9:15 AM

Caffeine'S Effect On Long Term Memory

Owens G02

This study’s purpose was to determine if Caffeine has any effect on long term memory. The materials used were 35 different pictures, human consent forms, and pre-survey forms. The study was done through showing each test subject 20 pictures and then adding 15 new and similar photos to the group after two hours and testing to see how many photos the test subjects answered correctly as new similar or old. The two groups of people consisted of 20 non caffeine drinkers, and 20 caffeine drinkers. The results of my study show that there was not a significant enough difference between the data of the two groups to prove that it was because of the caffeine. In conclusion, The results supported my null hypothesis that, if someone drinks at least 2 cups of coffee/caffeinated beverages, then they will not answer photos more accurately than those who do not drink caffeine.