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Tag: Serotonin

  • A food supplement to influence social behavior?!

    A food supplement to influence social behavior?!

    Tryptophan (TRP) is one of the most investigated amino-acids and can increase serotonin levels in the brain. For this, numerous studies have investigated the influence of TRP administration on social behavior, which we review in our recent publication.
  • They might be giants

    They might be giants

    Christian Funke | | 0
    A vast number of high protein foods, which promise to support the muscle growth, are very common among bodybuilders. But could those dietary supplements even have the potential to influence the brain function?
  • Better food – better prisoners?

    Better food – better prisoners?

    Kim Nolte | | 0
    How enhanced nutrition influences behavior. By enhancing the diet of prisoners, a more sociable behavior may be implemented.
  • 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!
  • Sunshine is needed for social behaviour!

    Sunshine is needed for social behaviour!

    Monica Wong | | 1
    The incidence of autism has rapidly increased by 600% in the last decades while we still don’t know the fundamental cause of it. Genetics certainly play a role but apart from this there is also something in the environment...sunshine!
  • Decision making in the game of life

    Decision making in the game of life

    Jonathan Barnhoorn | | 1
    Recent research has revealed a causal link between serotonin levels and people’s ‘sense of fairness’. A fascinating discovery because serotonin levels are in part dependent on what we eat. So, can you eat yourself toward a fairer world?