Eating breakfast enhances the efficiency of neural networks engaged during mental arithmetic in school-aged children

@article{Pivik2012EatingBE,
  title={Eating breakfast enhances the efficiency of neural networks engaged during mental arithmetic in school-aged children},
  author={R T Pivik and Kevin B. Tennal and Stephen D. Chapman and Yuyuan Gu},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={106},
  pages={548-555}
}
To determine the influence of a morning meal on complex mental functions in children (8-11 y), time-frequency analyses were applied to electroencephalographic (EEG) activity recorded while children solved simple addition problems after an overnight fast and again after having either eaten or skipped breakfast. Power of low frequency EEG activity [2 Hertz (Hz) bands in the 2-12 Hz range] was determined from recordings over frontal and parietal brain regions associated with mathematical thinking… Expand
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