Do stimulants decrease reaction time?
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Also, does Adderall decrease reaction time?
At therapeutic doses, Adderall causes emotional and cognitive effects such as euphoria, change in desire for sex, increased wakefulness, and improved cognitive control. At these doses, it induces physical effects such as a faster reaction time, fatigue resistance, and increased muscle strength.
Subsequently, question is, does caffeine increase your reaction time? When you drink a cup of coffee, the drug it contains – caffeine – takes effect within minutes. It then blocks chemical signals in your brain, stopping you from feeling sleepy. In moderate doses caffeine also improves mental ability – reaction times, memory and reasoning skills.
Keeping this in view, what causes slow reaction time?
Factors that affect reaction time Here are some other factors that can affect your reaction time: Age. Your reaction time slows as you age because of the gradual loss of neurons, especially with more complex tasks . Hydration.
What effects do different drugs have on reaction times?
Depressant drugs such as alcohol, cannabis, heroin (and other opiates), and benzodiazepines 'slow down' the activity of the central nervous system. Combining different depressants can multiply this effect and can lead to: reduced reaction times.