Mild hypoglycaemia and educational performance
Dr Neil Morris and Dr Niall Galbraith are Senior Lecturers in Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton and they have an article published in the latest issue of the journal Education and Health. The article examines the implications of very small reductions in glucose level and the effects on learning. In previous studies the authors have shown that low blood glucose levels impaired consolidation of learning, reduced comprehension of educational material and resulted in poorer memory retention for student induction material. The current study involved 81 undergraduates, aged 19 - 28, who volunteered to actively participate in a study as part of coursework on "Brain and nutrition".