August 5, 2002

The Cult of Caffeine

Category: Health — Biella @ 12:56 pm

So, I have been in the process of minimizing my caffeine intake and today I finally pulled the plug. Needless to say, I have been in a haze-like fog but thankfully no headache, at least not today. When I was talking to my friend on irc today about quitting coffee, I asked if he was addicted. His reply was that he did not have an addiction to caffeine but had a cult-like dedication to it. Nice. I do love the stuff, the taste, the smell, and the way it makes by brain feel.

Speaking of the brain, this is cool. There is a science to cuddling and touching. No wonder it feels so darn good They think that touching helps to release pleasure hormones like oxytocin and activates certain regions of the brain:

MRI scans of her brain revealed that the stroking activated insular region of the cerebral cortex associated with emotional response.

I bet caffeine activates that part as well as every other inch of my brain.

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