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A Neuroscientist Explains What Caffeine Does to Your Brain


Neuroscience candidate Shannon Odell takes us through exactly what’s going on in your brain as you drink caffeine. Before we get started, make sure you’re good and caffeinated so you can follow along.

Humans have been drinking the stuff for thousands of years, and it’s actually the most regularly consumed psychoactive drug in the world. It’s a psychostimulant that stimulates the CNS. you know, kinda like cocaine, meth, and Ritalin. But it’s not a drug of abuse since it’s only a mild stimulant.

[Video and text source: Inverse YouTube channel]