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The effect of caffeine on state dependent learning for memory using a word list was investigated. On day 1 60 students were administered a beverage containing either 0 or 200 mg of caffeine and given a list of 18 words to memorize until criterion. On day 2 the students were administered either the same or a different level of caffeine and asked to recall the words learned on day 1. The number of words recalled correctly by those individuals receiving the same amount of caffeine on both days was significantly more than those who received differing amounts of caffeine. This finding supported previous studies that suggested same state dependency can improve cognitive performance. /
Miller, Nicole, "The Effects of Caffeine on Human State Dependent Learning" (2002). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 248.