Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Sun, 15th Jun 2014

Can eating sweets stop brain fatigue?

Sweets (c) Curt Smith

Can you combat brain fogginess and help with french homework by munching sweets? We find out if there is any scientific rationale for this sweet toothed strategy to deal with brain fatigue.

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  • Do brains get tired like muscles do?

    When we exercise our legs we feel tired, and the muscles burn from lactic acid. Is it the same with brain exercise? If brain fatigue is due to low blood sugar, is there a case to be made for homework candy? What would be the optimal rate for popping M&Ms in your mouth while...

 

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