News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
Get Our FREE
Industry eNewsletter
email:    
   

Drinking Too Much Coffee Can Make you Hear Voices, Warn La Trobe University Scientists


6/7/2011 8:45:05 AM

In an experiment, volunteers who had consumed ‘high levels’ of caffeine thought they were listening to Bing Crosby singing White Christmas even though the song was not being played. The researchers described caffeine as ‘the most commonly used psychoactive drug’. They said the study showed that the health risks of too much coffee need to be addressed. In the tests, 92 volunteers were asked to listen to a constant fuzzy sound known as white noise. Professor Simon Crowe, of La Trobe University in Melbourne, said: ‘We also told them that within the white noise there may be parts of the song White Christmas and if you hear it, press a button.

Read at Daily Mail UK
Read at Herald Sun
Read at ABC News

comments powered by Disqus
   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES