Effects of caffeine on human behavior
- Published: Toxicology 40 (9): 1243–55. doi:10.1016/S0278-6915(02)00096-0. PMID 12204388 (2002)
- Authors: Smith, A
- Date Added: 29 Dec 2013
- Last Update: 29 Dec 2013
Identify the effects of caffeine on behaviour.
The evidence clearly shows that levels of caffeine consumed by most people have largely positive effects on behaviour.
Excessive consumption can lead to problems, especially in sensitive individuals.
Caffeine, behaviour, alertness, fatigue, arousal situation, vigilance
This review concludes that research has demonstrated the benefits of caffeine consumption on driving performance. However there are also some negative effects and drivers need to be cautious about their levels of consumption.