Could coffee and AI music help improve productivity and cognition?

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In their recent MINDWATCH study, Associate Professor Rose Faghih and her team found that music and coffee measurably altered subjects' brain arousal, essentially putting them in a physiological "state of mind" that could modulate their performance in the working memory tasks they were performing. “Our eventual goal is that [MINDWATCH] will contribute to technology that could allow any person to monitor his or her own brain cognitive arousal in real time…MINDWATCH could 'nudge' a person towards simple and safe interventions — perhaps listening to music — so they could get themselves into a brain state in which they feel better and perform job or school tasks more successfully,” explained Faghih.