Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sugar brings out our inner left-brainer

A recent Economist article reports on a study concluding that sugar aids rational thought. Subjects who drank sugar-sweetened lemonade after a mentally taxing activity were more likely, once the glucose reached their blood, to make choices based on reason. Those who instead drank artificially sweetened lemonade more frequently succumbed to faulty intuitions.

Perhaps all that sugar our children ingest isn't for naught.  If only our schools were better at harnessing it.

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