Caffeine and Reaction Time Essay

1293 Words Feb 7th, 2013 6 Pages
Daniel Kim
12-3-12
HBS, period 1
Reaction time experiment

Caffeine and Reaction Time

1) Identify the Problem or Question

How does the consumption of caffeine affect the reaction time of the nervous system?

2) Introduction

Purpose of the experiment: To identify the whether or not caffeine increases or decreases the reaction time of the nervous system.

In our experiment, we have decided to use all the “cases” which will test how fast a signal from our brain will be sent to our muscles in order to click the mouse when we see an object or directions on the screen. We know that the commonly used drug, caffeine, increases the heart rate, thus the increase in blood flow. The question in our experiment is, does the
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Analysis: The results we received from the experiment were what we had suspected. For every test subject, the reaction times for every “Case” that were influenced

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