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Drinking coffee makes you more open-minded

The New Scientist Breaking News provides this one: Drinking coffee makes you more open-minded:

The coffee you drink as a pick-me-up in the morning could also make you more open to persuasion, researchers say. Evidence from a new study suggests that this happens because caffeine revs up the brain, not because it generally boosts mood.

[found via Steve Barth]

One reading of the news brief suggests caffeine is a good thing in making people more open-minded.  Another reading suggests that caffeine weakens people's defenses to opinion-changing arguments.  It's not completely clear from the blurb - maybe that's the point.  Checking Dr Pearl Martin's c.v, it appears she is very much interested in psychological effects of various chemicals.

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