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On the Relation Between Energy Transformations in the Brain and Mental Activities

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When we use our muscles, they convert more chemical energy into mechanical work; glucose is oxidised at a higher rate. Does the same happen in our brain, when we start thinking, writing and typing a paper?

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  • Cerebral Blood Flow
  • Chemical Energy
  • Glucose Oxidation
  • Kainic Acid
  • Mental Fatigue

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Van den Berg, C.J. (1986). On the Relation Between Energy Transformations in the Brain and Mental Activities. In: Hockey, G.R.J., Gaillard, A.W.K., Coles, M.G.H. (eds) Energetics and Human Information Processing. NATO ASI Series, vol 31. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4448-0_9

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