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The effects of glucose dose and dual task performance on memory for emotional material.

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Journal publication date29/07/2010
JournalBehavioural Brain Research
Number of pages6
Original languageEnglish


Whilst previous research has shown that glucose administration can boost memory performance, research investigating the effects of glucose on memory for emotional material has produced mixed findings. Whereas some research has shown that glucose impairs memory for emotional material, other research has shown that glucose has no effect on emotional items. The aim of the present research was therefore to provide further investigation of the role of glucose on the recognition of words with emotional valence by exploring effects of dose and dual-task performance, both of which affect glucose facilitation effects. The results replicated past research in showing that glucose administration, regardless of dose or dual-task conditions, did not affect the memorial advantage enjoyed by emotional material. This therefore suggests an independent relationship between blood glucose levels and memory for emotional material.

Bibliographic note

The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Behavioural Brain Research 211 (1), 2010, © ELSEVIER.