In Summary

Does chocolate really does improve your mood? 

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day for your brain?

What do tea and coffee really do for your energy levels? 

What causes the ‘afternoon slump’?

Can you 'eat yourself smarter'?

As part of this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Professor Andrew Scholey, Director of the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University of Technology, will be addressing these questions in a free lecture, Food for Thought

In recent years, more and more research has been dedicated to better understanding how nutritional factors influence cognition and behaviour.

Professor Scholey will shed light on his research findings, including research on the potential benefits of red wine, the effect of caffeine on mental performance. This year, he will also include emerging research suggesting that certain vitamins and herbal extracts can improve memory and mood. 

“Over the past few years research here at Swinburne and elsewhere has shown that there are several nutritional interventions which can have quite striking effects on mood and mental performance. We are now beginning to understand the processes which lead to these effects.” Professor Scholey said. 

The audience will also have the opportunity to learn about their own cognitive ability.


Venue:  Swinburne University of Technology
Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
Date: 11 March 
Time: 6-8pm
Booking info: (03)9214 5094