Sail's Pedagogy

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How does Coffee effect you – For Cocoa Cinnamon

on July 24, 2012

Cocoa Cinnamon is a coffee/tea/chocolate/spice shop opening up near me. They got funded by Kickstarter and the whole community has helped them to create their dream. I have already learned much about coffee and spices from Leon and Areli.

But here is a lesson on what coffee is doing to us— not that it is all bad, nor am I going to stop drinking coffee.

The bad.. “Too much caffeine and you can get a racing heartbeat, nerves, and a certain amount of palm sweat, not to mention problems when you try to sleep at night.”

Coffee effects the way we perceive others – “Smith et al. “Storm in a coffee cup: caffeine modifies brain activation to social signals of threat” SCAN, 2011.”

Caffeine blocks adenosine – a neurotransmitter like dopamine or norepinephrine. But adenosine is associated with sleep – high levels and you are “wired” – low levels and you are tired. Caffeine can also effect anxiety disorders and fear processing.

So, according to the study, do not make angry faces at people drinking coffee…..

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