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The impact of food on cognition

24 June 2020

This study is looking to recruit healthy individuals to be part of a control group. The aim is to investigate how food impacts your performance on 2 short cognitive tests, a colour naming task and a memory task and measure this against ME/CFS sufferers.
Participants will be allocated to either a food or no food group & will take the 2 cognitive tasks online before and after either your evening meal or a 30 minute break with no food. The study takes place between 5pm & 8pm.


  • I am looking to recruit volunteers aged 18 - 50.
  • You must either have NO current health issues or have a clinical diagnosis of MILD ME/CFS
  • You must NOT have a medical condition that affects memory or attention
  • You must NOT have a depressive disorder
  • You must NOT be pregnant
  • You must NOT be colour blind
  • You must NOT have a learning disability
  • You must have a good command of the English Language
  • You will require a computer with a keyboard and mouse to take part
  • If you think you meet this criteria and are interested in taking part, please click below to take the full qualifying questionnaire to check.

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Ethical approval

This research has been reviewed and approved by Arden University Psychology Departments ethics committee on 23.6.20.

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This study is part of the researchers dissertation to achieve their MSc Psychology degree.

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