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Sugar, aspartame and mental performance: a preliminary investigation

Maben, A. L. and Smith, Andrew Paul 1996. Sugar, aspartame and mental performance: a preliminary investigation. Human Psychopharmacology - Clinical and Experimental 11 (1) , pp. 21-23. 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1077(199601)11:1<21::AID-HUP735>3.0.CO;2-G

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Abstract

An experiment was carried out to examine the effects of sugar and aspartame in coffee on aspects of memory. The results showed that subjects given a sweetener performed a logical reasoning task more accurately but more slowly than subjects with no sweetener. Performance of free recall, delayed recognition memory, and semantic memory tasks was unaffected by the sweetener.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: sugar; aspartame; verbal reasoning; memory
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0885-6222
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:12
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/34701

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