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Glycogen and Executive Functioning

Matthew Gailliot

Published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
ISBN 10: 3845442069 / ISBN 13: 9783845442068
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Title: Glycogen and Executive Functioning

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

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Paperback. 72 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.2in.Past work suggests that executive functioning relies on glucose as a depletable energy, such that executive functioning uses a relatively large amount of glucose and is impaired when glucose is low. Glucose from the bloodstream is one energy source for the brain, and glucose stored in the brain as glycogen is another. A review of the literature on glycogen suggests that executive functioning uses it in much the same way as glucose, such that executive functioning uses glycogen and is impaired when glycogen is low. Findings on stress, physical persistence, glucose tolerance, diabetes, sleep, heat, and other topics provide general support for this view. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783845442068

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Synopsis: Past work suggests that executive functioning relies on glucose as a depletable energy, such that executive functioning uses a relatively large amount of glucose and is impaired when glucose is low. Glucose from the bloodstream is one energy source for the brain, and glucose stored in the brain as glycogen is another. A review of the literature on glycogen suggests that executive functioning uses it in much the same way as glucose, such that executive functioning uses glycogen and is impaired when glycogen is low. Findings on stress, physical persistence, glucose tolerance, diabetes, sleep, heat, and other topics provide general support for this view.

About the Author: Matthew T. Gailliot received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Florida State University in 2007. He has worked in the USA and abroad in the Netherlands and Turkey.

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