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  • Can sleeping make you smarter?

    Can sleeping make you smarter?

    Beate Krauss | | 0
    Before tests many people tend to reduce their amount of sleep in favor of study time. But is this method really supportive? What if we could perform even better when allowing ourselves to have some rest?
  • Brain for breakfast

    Brain for breakfast

    Lisa Marie Kraushaar | | 0
    Glucose is known as a type of sugar which functions for the brain as fuel. You can deliver glucose with a rich breakfast. But how can eating breakfast possibly help us to boost our brain?
  • Do you want to improve your brain? Become a hipster.

    Do you want to improve your brain? Become a hipster.

    Batsheva Mannheim | | 0
    We know that food influences our health and cognitive functioning. But what is surprising, is that the compound with the worst reputation, fat, might actually be able to improve your cognitive functions!
  • Sugar, does it make your brain hit the gas or the brake?

    Sugar, does it make your brain hit the gas or the brake?

    Laura Kolijn | | 0
    As I remember from my experiences in primary and secondary school, we were only allowed to take sweets into the class room during tests. Because, as teachers argued, “sugar gives you the energy your brain needs to stay focused on the test”. Really?
  • The Good Of Chocolate Cognition

    The Good Of Chocolate Cognition

    Jorinde Gerrmann | | 2
    “Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate” stated comedian Jo Brand. The popularity of chocolate is undeniable but what effect does the consumption of chocolate have on our cognition?
  • Refueling your mental engine, cheap and easy!

    Refueling your mental engine, cheap and easy!

    Ever feel like your brain is running out of fuel? Our study shows that eating the right food can give you back that edge needed to keep up your great performance. In fact, food is found to be an efficient and easy way to enhance your cognition!
  • The compensatory effects of food

    The compensatory effects of food

    The economic crisis has resulted in many budget cuts in health care and general care programs. The population as a whole is aging, and yet we desire to stay independent as long as possible. How can we retain the cognitive abilities supporting independence?