The Widespread Habit That May Damage Memory

When I read this headline I wondered what on earth could this habit be… something really bad surely?

Well actually it’s something that you wouldn’t think too much about apart from its effects on your waistline, but it has been shown to have far reaching effects.

Apparently habitual late night snacking could cause damage to memory and learning according to a new study reported in the journal eLife. As a scientist I would like to offer a word of caution here as this study was only carried out on mice. However the authors argue that they have provided the first evidence that taking meals at the ‘wrong’ time of day does have detrimental effects on learning and memory.

The Widespread Habit That May Damage Memory – PsyBlog

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