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In motivation and self control and executive functioningEdit
Many things affect one's ability to exert self-control, but self-control particularly requires sufficient glucose levels in the brain. Exerting self-control depletes glucose. Research has found that reduced glucose, and poor glucose tolerance (reduced ability to transport glucose to the brain) are tied to lower performance in tests of self-control, particularly in difficult new situations.
- ↑ Gailliot MT, Baumeister RF (2007). The physiology of willpower: linking blood glucose to self-control.. Pers Soc Psychol Rev 11 (4): 303–27.