Smell the cof­fee FOR A BRAIN BOOST

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

If you’re fa­mil­iar with the health-boost­ing prop­er­ties of caf­feine but can’t stand the taste, good news! A study in the Jour­nal of En­vi­ron­men­tal Psy­chol­ogy has re­vealed that just the smell of cof­fee is enough to give you a lift. Dur­ing the study, two groups of stu­dents were asked to com­plete an exam in ei­ther an un­scented room or one that smelled like cof­fee – and those in a cof­fee- scented space scored higher marks. Ac­cord­ing to the re­searchers, this ef­fect may be be­cause most peo­ple as­so­ciate cof­fee with feel­ings of alert­ness, so if you’ve got a tricky work pre­sen­ta­tion com­ing up, give your co-worker’s cuppa a sniff.

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