• Question: how come sometimes my brain works better than at other times?

    Asked by ailhep123 to Damien, Rachael, Simon, Suzi, Tim on 24 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Suzi Gage

      Suzi Gage answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Hi @ailhep123
      All sorts of things can affect your brain’s ability to function. If you’re tired it can be a struggle to think, if you have had coffee or other caffeine it may seem easier to think. Most of this is to do with levels of chemicals in your brain.

      Someone else may know other reasons why your brain works better at certain times – anyone?

      When do you find your brain works the best/worst?

    • Photo: Tim Fosker

      Tim Fosker answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      Hi @ailhep123

      As Suzi says, lots of things can affect how well your brain works and the level of different chemicals in your brain is a key one. The levels of these chemicals change in response to the food you eat, the amount of daylight you are exposed to, the amount of rest you have and other things.

      My brain usually works best in the morning. How about you?