Caffeine cravings impair memory, new research reveals.
People are less able to remember new information when they are denied their morning coffee pick-me-up, a study found.
Such cravings also affects people’s ability to predict how well they will recall knowledge, the research adds.
The researchers believe this may cause people to become overly confident in their capacity to remember information.
They wrote: ‘Cravings trigger consumption schemas and the inhibition of these schemas requires cognitive resources, leaving fewer resources available for other cognitive tasks.’