Glucose enhancement of human memory: A comprehensive research review of the glucose memory facilitation effect

@article{Smith2011GlucoseEO,
  title={Glucose enhancement of human memory: A comprehensive research review of the glucose memory facilitation effect},
  author={Michael Arthur Smith and Leigh M. Riby and Jack van Eekelen and Jonathan K. Foster},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={770-783}
}
The brain relies upon glucose as its primary fuel. In recent years, a rich literature has developed from both human and animal studies indicating that increases in circulating blood glucose can facilitate cognitive functioning. This phenomenon has been termed the 'glucose memory facilitation effect'. The purpose of this review is to discuss a number of salient studies which have investigated the influence of glucose ingestion on neurocognitive performance in individuals with (a) compromised… CONTINUE READING
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