Weekly Digest #111: Nutrition and the Brain
1) GUEST POST: Does Attention (or Inattention) Begin in Our Brains?!
By Mary Kathryn Cancilliere
In this guest post on our blog, former Rhode Island College student Mary Cancilliere discusses the effects of consuming different types of iron on attention and ADHD.
2) Nutrition has benefits for brain network organization, new research finds
By Liz Ahlberg Touchstone
This article describes a study by Dr. Barbey at the University of Illinois that examines the complex relationship between nutrition, intelligence, and functional network connectivity in the brain.
3) Breakfast enhances cognition in children and adolescents
By Pippa Wysong
We all know that we're supposed to eat breakfast, and make sure our kids do so as well - but here's a summary of a meta-analysis demonstrating why this is important from an educational perspective.
In this podcast episode, nutrition practitioner / clinical neuroscientist / nutritional doctoral candidate Miguel Mateas discusses how the different foods we eat affect our brains.
5) How the food you eat affects your brain
By Mia Nacamulli
This is a great resource in the form of a TED "lesson" - you watch the video, answer retrieval practice questions (yay!!), and then dig into further sources and a broad discussion with other readers.
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