Using Neuroscience to Determine the Best Time to Drink Coffee

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In this fascinating blog post, neuroscience researcher Steven Miller uses the power of science to determine the best time to have coffee. According to Miller, coffee’s ability to give us a jolt of wakefulness has much to do with caffeine’s interaction with our body clocks—such interactions fall under the purview of an obscure field of biology, chronopharmacology. Based on the biological rhythms of the body, Miller identifies the ideal window for coffee effectiveness as 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Science!

In an interesting side note, Miller’s research focus is identifying treatments for chemical weapons, and in particular, nerve agents. Enjoy your coffee!

via Popular Science

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