Journal article

Fuel for Thought? A Systematic Review of Neuroimaging Studies into Glucose Enhancement of Cognitive Performance.

Riccarda Peters, David White, Carlee Cleeland, Andrew Scholey

Neuropsychol Rev | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 2020


A transient improvement in cognitive performance can be observed following the ingestion of a glucose drink, a phenomenon known as the 'glucose facilitation effect'. The effect has been studied thoroughly in the last three decades, but its neural underpinnings remain a matter of speculation. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the current evidence from studies applying neuroimaging or neurophysiological methods to investigate the glucose enhancement effect. Eleven studies met the inclusion criteria of using neuroimaging in conjunction with cognitive outcomes. Six studies employed electroencephalography (EEG), four used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and one employed f..

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