The evolution of large human brain size has had important implications for the nutritional biology of our species. The question of whether brain function is entirely genetically determined or may be influenced by the environment or by nutrition has been debated for decades. Large brains are energetically expensive, and humans expend a larger proportion of their energy budget on brain metabolism than other primates. Military interest in the effects of nutritional factors on brain function has stimulated considerable research on a variety of food constituents. In this perspective, Brain Skills®, which consists of an association of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, precursors of neurotransmitters and antioxidants, was tested in human neuron cultures. Brain Skills® promoted greater migratory and neuroplastic effects after 72 hours of treatment.
Keywords: Brain Skills. Culture. Plasticity. Neuron Development.
Fausto Pierdoná Guzen