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Introduction to brain metabolism

In this video from the University of Torino we introduce further notions about the brain, focusing on its metabolic requirements and characteristics.

What fuel does the brain use?

In the previous steps, we learned some crucial notions about the brain. We now end with a brief analysis of brain metabolism and its characteristics.

In this video, you will learn some surprising facts about the brain – for instance, it consumes as much energy as a leg muscle when we are running a marathon but it stores very little energy.

In the next steps, we will explore emotions and cognitions, before starting with the main part of the course and our first topic: food and the reward systems.

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