keylimedragon t1_j8k2bfl wrote

The study doesn't say, but I'm wondering if since it's an observational study, they estimated total mg of caffeine per day and divided by 100 to get cups. But it's weird that they specify Italian espresso specifically and you're right that an espresso shot has about 60-65mg so it would be about 1.5 shots per cup.


keylimedragon t1_j1064wg wrote

Yeah, the study also mentions this as a possible factor:

"Moreover, healthier persons are more likely to marry, while less healthy individuals are more likely to either remain single or become separated, divorced, or widowed"


keylimedragon t1_j058c49 wrote

This is just my educated guess from reading the article, but it sounds like there's some fast but simple circuitry that just listens for sounds from the ear and fills a buffer, timestamping each sound as it goes. Then periodically the buffer gets dumped into a larger portion of the brain that recognizes meaning. If the brain had each sound dumped individually in order it would be much less efficient. So this is just an optimization so it can understand more speech faster by batching the sounds? If so, this is kinda like how a computer network batches data into packets instead of sending 1's and 0's one at a time.