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Studies in this video:

Messerli FH: Chocolate consumption, cognitive function, and Nobel laureates. N Engl J Med 2012, 376:1562--1564. pdf: http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/courses/bio621/misc/Chocolate%20consumption%20cognitive%20function%20and%20nobel%20laurates%20(NEJM).pdf

Sorond, FA, et al. "Neurovascular coupling, cerebral white matter integrity, and response to cocoa in older people." Neurology 81.10 (2013): 904-909. [$] https://www.neurology.org/content/81/10/904.abstract

Other studies of interest:

Fisher, Naomi DL, Farzaneh A. Sorond, and Norman K. Hollenberg. "Cocoa flavanols and brain perfusion." Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology 47 (2006): S210-S214. [$] http://www.refdoc.fr/Detailnotice?cpsidt=17990706&traduire=en

Kayser: Editors' pick: Christmas is coming - time for chocolate to get ready for your Nobel Prize. Investigative Genetics 2012 3:23. pdf: http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/2041-2223-3-26.pdf

Nurk E, Refsum H, Drevon CA, Tell GS, Nygaard HA, Engedal K, Smith AD:
Intake of flavonoid-rich wine, tea, and chocolate by elderly men and women is associated with better cognitive test performance. J Nutr 2009, 139:120--127. Full text: http://jn.nutrition.org/content/139/1/120.short

Sorond, Farzaneh A., et al. "Cerebral blood flow response to flavanol-rich cocoa in healthy elderly humans." Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment 4.2 (2008): 433. Full text: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2518374/

Images:

Chocolate chip cookie: Wikimedia http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/Choco_chip_cookie.jpg
Brain: Brown University http://cs.brown.edu/people/tld/note/blog/12/12/17/

Music: Wallpaper and Bass Walker by Kevin MacLeod/http://incompetech.com

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