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Here's What Caffeine Does To Your Brain

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Danielle Andrew

Editorial Intern

clockJun 26 2015, 13:00 UTC
768 Here's What Caffeine Does To Your Brain
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In the morning, many of us reach for a caffeinated drink. Be it our morning coffee, cup of tea or even an "energy" drink, without it we feel all most sub-human. So we reach for that magical substance known as caffeine to pep us up and hey presto, we start to feel more alert.

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So you caffeine gives you energy, right? Wrong.

Caffeine doesn't actually create energy at all. So what is this sorcery I hear you cry?!

Turns out, the caffeine molecule is just a sneaky imposter that tricks the brain into thinking you're not earth shatteringly tired after all.

How? Go make yourself a coffee, settle in and check out this video by Business Insider that explains all.

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