Blood glucose changes and memory: Effects of manipulating emotionality and mental effort

@article{Scholey2006BloodGC,
  title={Blood glucose changes and memory: Effects of manipulating emotionality and mental effort},
  author={Andrew Scholey and Sarah Laing and David O. Kennedy},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={71},
  pages={12-19}
}
Increasing the emotionality of target material often facilitates memory performance which may be linked to the liberation of glucose. Conversely, increasing mental effort leads to reduced performance and measurable falls in blood glucose. A 2 x 2, parallel groups experiment examined these two phenomena directly by assessing blood glucose levels and memory for neutral and emotional word lists, both with and without a secondary task. Co-performing the secondary task significantly reduced blood… CONTINUE READING
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