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Glucose enhancement of memory depends on initial thirst

Scholey, Andrew B and Sünram-Lea, Sandra I and Greer, Joanna and ELLIOTT, Jade and Kennedy, David O (2009) Glucose enhancement of memory depends on initial thirst. Appetite, 53 (3). pp. 426-429. ISSN 0195-6663

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This double-blind, placebo-controlled study examined the influence of appetitive state on glucose enhancement of memory. Participants rated their mood, hunger and thirst, then consumed a 25 g glucose drink or a matched placebo 20 min prior to a verbal memory task. There was a double dissociation when the effects of thirst ratings and drink on subsequent memory performance were considered. Those who were initially less thirsty recalled significantly more words following glucose than placebo; those who were more thirsty recalled significantly fewer words after glucose than placebo. Glucose enhancement of memory may therefore critically depend on participants' initial thirst.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Jade ELLIOTT
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2013 13:16
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 13:18
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/136

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