Evidently, when you are thinking about a problem, you use up glucose.
This can be seen by monitoring blood glucose as people work on math problems and the like.

Roy Baumeister conducted an experiment where the subjects solved math problems. Just before solving some of the problems, half of the subjects were given lemonade with sugar in it, and the other half were given lemonade with artificial sweetener in it. The ones who were given the sugared drink did better.

Here is something even more amazing.

In Israel, there are these people who evaluate applications for parole. Evidently, the odds… more


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