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Micronutrient deficiencies and the brain

In this video from the Università di Torino we discuss the effects of some deficiencies on the brain.

Nutritional deficiencies were once widespread even the highly developed industrialized nations.

Although this is not the case anymore, nutritional deficiencies still affect parts of the population. In the case of thiamine deficiency, it can lead to a neurological disease called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. This syndrome was described by the famous neurologist, Oliver Sacks, in his book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” (a must read for aspiring neuropsychologists and neurologists!).

In this video and in the following ones, we explore the effects of diets and some specific molecules on the brain, body and to a lesser extend cognition.

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