Therefore, according to experts, it is better not to make important decisions when you are tired: in these cases, the brain chooses options that provide a quick reward and a small effort. Researchers led by
To complete the study, they used
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
(Mrs.) Let’s go
Brain activity was monitored over a working day
. Fatigue particularly emerged in groups of workers most engaged in mental activity. Regardless of what one might think, not only office workers, but also athletes are involved in this phenomenon: they experience not only physical fatigue, but above all, mental fatigue due to the intense concentration required. Competitions. Experts found that these people have high levels of the molecule
in the area of
The prefrontal cortex
Authors of the study
Based on the results of previous studies
They claim it
Accumulation of glutamate contributes to the feeling of fatigue
. Makes the molecule
The most difficult cognitive control after a work day is mentally tough.
“Rest and Sleep” –
“Our results show that
Cognitive activity results in an actual functional change
“, he comments
, one of the study’s authors. “Fatigue can therefore be a signal to preserve the integrity of brain function.
Rest and sleep
. In fact, there is plenty of evidence to suggest
Glutamate is depleted during sleep.
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