Intranasal insulin improves memory in humans

  title={Intranasal insulin improves memory in humans},
  author={Christian Benedict and M. Hallschmid and A. Hatke and B. Schultes and W. Kern},
  • Christian Benedict, M. Hallschmid, +2 authors W. Kern
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Previous studies have suggested an acutely improving effect of insulin on memory function. To study changes in memory associated with a prolonged increase in brain insulin activity in humans, here we used the intranasal route of insulin administration known to provide direct access of the substance to the cerebrospinal fluid compartment. Based on previous results indicating a prevalence of insulin receptors in limbic and hippocampal regions as well as improvements in memory with systemic… CONTINUE READING
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