According to the US Science and Technology Daily, researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland found that green tea extract can improve cognitive function, especially working memory. The results of this study have important clinical implications for the treatment of cognitive disorders such as cognitive disorders.
The research team asked healthy male volunteers to drink a few grams of green tea extract before completing the working memory task. Using magnetic resonance imaging to analyze their brain activity, the researchers found that green tea extract enhanced the effective connection in the brain, and the connectivity between the parietal and frontal cortex was enhanced. This means that one area of the brain exerts an influence on another. This effect can also improve people’s actual cognitive function. After taking green tea extract, participants perform better when they complete working memory tasks.
The study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, shows that regular consumption of green tea can enhance brain plasticity and improve short-term memory in a short period of time.