Boost your brain power with green tea

April 8, 2014 4:54 AM

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Boost your brain power with green tea

Researchers have reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory. In the new study, the researcher teams of Prof. Christoph Beglinger from the University Hospital of Basel and Prof. Stefan Borgwardt from the Psychiatric University Clinics found that green tea extract increases the brain’s effective connectivity, meaning the causal influence that one brain area exerts over another.

This effect on connectivity also led to improvement in actual cognitive performance: Subjects tested significantly better for working memory tasks after the admission of green tea extract. For the study healthy male volunteers received a soft drink containing several grams of green tea extract befor...

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