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

Brandt, Karen R. and Sünram-Lea, Sandra I. and Jenkinson, Paul M. and Jones, Emma (2010) The effects of glucose dose and dual task performance on memory for emotional material. Behavioural Brain Research, 211 (1). pp. 83-88. ISSN 0166-4328

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Behavioural Brain Research
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Behavioural Brain Research 211 (1), 2010, © ELSEVIER.
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/bf
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 34723
Deposited By: Dr Sandra I. Sunram-Lea
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2010 09:05
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 01:13

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