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Cognitive and mood improvements of caffeine in habitual consumers and habitual non-consumers of caffeine
The present placebo-controlled, double-blind, balanced crossover study investigated the acute cognitive and mood effects of caffeine in habitual users and habitual non-users of caffeine and found that caffeine tended to benefit consumers’ mood more while improving performance more in the non-consumers.
Chewing gum selectively improves aspects of memory in healthy volunteers
The effects of chewing gum was examined using acomprehensive and sensitive cognitive assessment battery and two tasks manipulating cognitive load, and heart rateresponses were also measured.
Glucose administration, heart rate and cognitive performance: effects of increasing mental effort
It is suggested that supplemental glucose preferentially targets tasks with a relatively high cognitive load, which itself mobilises physiological reserves as part of a natural response to such tasks.
Consumption of cocoa flavanols results in acute improvements in mood and cognitive performance during sustained mental effort
- A. Scholey, S. French, P. Morris, D. Kennedy, A. Milne, C. Haskell
- PsychologyJournal of Psychopharmacology
- 1 October 2010
This is the first report of acute cognitive improvements following CF consumption in healthy adults, and the mechanisms underlying the effects are unknown they may be related to known effects of CF on endothelial function and blood flow.
Investigation of the effects of solid lipid curcumin on cognition and mood in a healthy older population
Results highlight the need for further investigation of the potential psychological and cognitive benefits of curcumin in an older population and examine any acute behavioral effects in humans.
Cognitive Performance, Hyperoxia, and Heart Rate Following Oxygen Administration in Healthy Young Adults
The effects of l-theanine, caffeine and their combination on cognition and mood
Cognitive and physiological effects of an “energy drink”: an evaluation of the whole drink and of glucose, caffeine and herbal flavouring fractions
There is some degree of synergy between the cognition-modulating effects of glucose and caffeine which merits further investigation, and the whole drink resulted in significantly improved performance on “secondary memory” and “speed of attention” factors.
Cognitive demand and blood glucose