Does Caffeine Hinder Creativity?

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    Jun 19, 2013 12:23 AM GMT
    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/06/how-caffeine-short-circuits-creativity.html
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    Aug 12, 2013 11:13 PM GMT
    I dont no bout creativity but its proven to give you a long lasting energy bust during workout and exercise
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    Aug 12, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    I read recently that beer spikes your creativity and lowers productivity, but coffee does the opposite.

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    Aug 13, 2013 12:45 AM GMT
    Generaleclectic saidI read recently that beer spikes your creativity and lowers productivity, but coffee does the opposite.

    Don't college kids drink some concoction of Red Bull (which has caffeine) and vodka?
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    Aug 13, 2013 1:03 AM GMT
    Lumpynose said
    Generaleclectic saidI read recently that beer spikes your creativity and lowers productivity, but coffee does the opposite.

    Don't college kids drink some concoction of Red Bull (which has caffeine) and vodka?


    Yeah, and there's also (recalled) cocktail drinks with caffeine in them.
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    Aug 13, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    Generaleclectic saidI read recently that beer spikes your creativity and lowers productivity, but coffee does the opposite.


    I saw this somewhere and love it. As a college student, coffee= busy, productive, alcohol = partying, fun, relaxed.

  • Aug 13, 2013 3:08 AM GMT
    I'm going to start spiking my coffee with beer from now on. Watch out world! icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 13, 2013 3:15 AM GMT
    You just single-handedly contributed to alcoholism in ad agencies around the globe.

  • Aug 13, 2013 3:24 AM GMT
    lol
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    Aug 13, 2013 8:44 AM GMT
    What about the people who drink Irish Cream and/or Kahlua in their coffee?
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    Aug 13, 2013 10:12 AM GMT
    This is absolute nonsense.
    When coffee and tobacco was first introduced into Europe, it created such great flurry of great ideas and advancement in the humanities. We would not have had Freud et al. (they use Balzac in the argument) if if was not for coffee and its commercial outlet coffee houses. Just to let you know my statement is without partial bias. I do not work for a coffee lobby group, just that I know coffee is the best thing since (well not sliced cheese) but you know what I am trying to convey. It is said when people start their sentences with 'A new study has found' that you can bs most people most of the time, but not all of the time.
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    Aug 13, 2013 6:39 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidWhat about the people who drink Irish Cream and/or Kahlua in their coffee?

    I was thinking the same thing. Then it would taste good. I don't know if it comes in different flavors but the Red Bull I once tried tasted really really nasty.
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    Aug 13, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
    I would somehow agree to it.

    Coffee - gets the the locomotive running all day, but gives you no self implementing ideas. Just like a train on its track! not car on the road.

    on Beer - Creativity maybe, not entirely, tell me do I start painting after having 2 pints of beers?, well wouldn't doubt for some, you tend to be very creative in your words.

    In my opinion Tea especially Green tea - does stand somewhere in between these 2, though it may have the least producing caffeine in a tea, it does revitalize the entire system, gives you that little of everything including your libido a boost.
    So basically in a sense when your libido starts to spike you then to have quiet of an imagination same time yet you feel powered in many ways.

    Well I do take both coffee and Green tea, and I must say consuming Green tea has been a more likable beverage among the 2 for me, though I don't hate coffee,but I do take them every now when I really need a super boost like Nitrous oxide in a race icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 21, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    Caffeine (and chocolate) usually give me a boost, so I'll have some when I'm working late for when I need that little bit extra brain power.