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Sean McDermott Article 1 Sleep, a healthy diet, and drugs are the three essentials at any university. Stanford University found that 80% of students were qualified as sleep-deprived getting an average of only 6.8 hours of sleep per night. Apparently sleep can make a significant difference in learning and memory. Speed and accuracy on an experimental test improved learning and memory 20 to 30 percent just because of receiving more sleep. Harvard psychology, Matt Walker, finds that memory requires a full eight hours of sleep. A healthy diet seems to be lacking in any college community with fast food on the minds of almost every student. Trans fat found in fast food is shown to have an inflammation of the hippocampus, the part of the brain related to learning and memory, and shows how this decline in memory is somewhat related to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Alcohol also has long-term effects on the brain as fewer brain cells are generated. Cigarette smoking on the other hand shows a higher concentration in people with ADHD and may
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 535 taught by Professor Brannon during the Spring '08 term at Kansas State University.

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Article 1 - Sean McDermott Article 1 Sleep, a healthy diet,...

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