Jesse is joined by Dr. Andrew Pipingas and Professor David Crewther of Swinburne University for a conversation about fish oil and its effects on neural efficiency. The two explain how fish oil supplementation could improve mental performance by allowing us to carry out cognitive tasks with ease, introducing the idea that “smart brains work less hard.”
We’ll also hear about how it might be possible to “reset” your circadian rhythm, and learn how we are able to accurately manipulate objects without having conscious knowledge of their location or size.
How our newest fish oil episode came to be
This Week in Neuroscience: “Reset” Button Discovered for Circadian Clock
iTunes review thank-yous
Introduction to Dr. Andrew Pipingas and Professor David Crewther
What is neural efficiency?
What are the cognitive effects of Omega-3s? (study)
The Omega-3/Omega-6 balance
The level of consistency in studies on Omega-3s in relation to cognitive function
How Omega-3s work in the body once they're consumed
Can EPA and DHA work acutely in the brain?
The difference in behaviour and levels of brain activation when measuring neural efficiency in working memory tasks
Is there a defecit for brains that work harder to achieve the same results as those working less hard?
Measuring "years recovered" by brains that work more efficently
What is the ideal Omega-3/Omega-6 intake ratio and how should we be meeting those dietary requirements?
A look at the future of Omega-3 research
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