I was invited to give a public lecture at The Storey in Lancaster as part of Lancaster University's Science and Technology Lecture Series. My talk was about the effects of different dietary choices on our health, and the New Year’s Resolutions we can make to start off 2020 as a healthy year for body and … Continue Reading about Public Lecture: NEWtritional Year’s Resolutions
Why comfort eating doesn’t make you happy
Eating processed comfort foods can briefly make you feel better about yourself. The sugar fat and salt they contain can affect the brain's … Continue Reading about Why comfort eating doesn’t make you happy
Dietary Influences on Neurocognition (ISNPR 2019)
Down to London to the ISNPR 2019 conference on Nutrition for Mental and Brain Health, organised by the International Society for Nutritional … Continue Reading about Dietary Influences on Neurocognition (ISNPR 2019)
UnDisciplined: my Interview alongside a Political Scientist
I was interviewed by Mathew LaPlante for the UnDisciplined Show on Utah Public Radio, about our recent meta-analysis. Each week, … Continue Reading about UnDisciplined: my Interview alongside a Political Scientist
Effects of sugar on health: Interview on Poland’s TVN24
Following our meta analysis paper "Sugar rush or sugar crash? on the effects of carbohydrate on mood, led by Dr Konstantinos Mantantzis at … Continue Reading about Effects of sugar on health: Interview on Poland’s TVN24
Sugar rush or sugar crash?: A meta-analysis of carbohydrate effects on mood
The effect of carbohydrate (CHO) consumption on mood is at the center of a long-standing debate, with researchers reporting both mood improvements and decrements following CHO ingestion. As global consumption of sugar-sweetened products has sharply increased in recent years, … Continue Reading about Sugar rush or sugar crash?: A meta-analysis of carbohydrate effects on mood
Last in, first out: brain economy in times of limited resources
It has been argued that cognitive abilities that developed last ontogenetically are likely the first to become impaired when cognitive and/or physiological resources are compromised. In phylogeny as in ontogeny, the prefrontal cortex is a late developing region of the cortex. … Continue Reading about Last in, first out: brain economy in times of limited resources
A temporary deficiency in self-control: can heightened motivation overcome this effect?
Self-control is important for everyday life and involves behavioral regulation. Self-control requires effort, and when completing two successive self-control tasks, there is typically a temporary drop in performance in the second task. High self-reported motivation and being made … Continue Reading about A temporary deficiency in self-control: can heightened motivation overcome this effect?