PAKISTAN, Islamabad : A Pakistani horse cart driver transports plastic bottles for recycling in Islamabad on February 28, 2014. Pakistan was on track to receive a third loan tranche worth $550 million from the International Fund this year, the Washington-based lender indicated February 10, saying the nation’s economic recovery was gathering pace. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM
Researchers increasingly believe that caffeine might inhibit creativity because the jolt of additional focus that it provides inevitably reduces the mind’s ability to wander and find new connections between concepts. Caffeine also makes it harder to sleep deeply, robbing creative types of the REM sleep that enables the brain to process information into new ways of thinking. “While caffeine has numerous benefits, it appears that the drug may undermine creativity more than it stimulates it,” writes Maria Konnikova.