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Emma L. Wightman, Philippa A. Jackson, Joanne Forster, Julie Khan, Julia C. Wiebe, Nigel Gericke & David O. Kennedy (2020). Acute Effects of a Polyphenol-Rich Leaf Extract of Mangifera indica L. (Zynamite) on Cognitive Function in Healthy Adults: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study. Nutrients, 12(8), 2194; 

Philippa A. Jackson, Emma L. Wightman, Rachel Veasey, Joanne Forster, Julie Khan, Caroline Saunders, Siobhan Mitchell, Crystal F. Haskell-Ramsay & David O. Kennedy (2020). A Randomized, Crossover Study of the Acute Cognitive and Cerebral Blood Flow Effects of Phenolic, Nitrate and Botanical Beverages in Young, Healthy Humans. Nutrients, 12(8), 2254;


Emma L. Wightman, Philippa A. Jackson, Julie Khan, Joanne Forster, Felix Heiner, Bjoern Feistel, Cynthia G. Suarez, Ivo Pischel & David O. Kennedy (2018). The Acute and Chronic Cognitive and Cerebral Blood Flow Effects of a Sideritis scardica (Greek Mountain Tea) Extract: A Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Groups Study in Healthy Humans. Nutrients, 10 (8), 955.

Kennedy DO, Wightman EL, Forster J, Khan J, Haskell-Ramsay CF & Jackson PA (2017) Cognitive and Mood Effects of a Nutrient Enriched Breakfast Bar in Healthy Adults: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Groups Study. Nutrients, 9 (12) 1332

Kennedy DO, Jackson PA, Forster J, Khan J, Grothe T, Perrinjaquet-Moccetti T, Haskell-Ramsay CF (2017) Acute effects of a wild green-oat (Avena sativa) extract on cognitive function in middle-aged adults: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, within-subjects trial. Nutr Neurosci 20: 135-151

Wightman EL, Haskell-Ramsay CF, Thompson KG, Blackwell JR, Winyard PG, Forster J, Jones AM, Kennedy DO (2015) Dietary nitrate modulates cerebral blood flow parameters and cognitive performance in humans: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover investigation. Physiology & Behavior, 149: 149-158

Kennedy DO (2014) Plants and the Human Brain. Oxford University Press, New York

Kennedy, David O. Polyphenols and the Human Brain: Plant Secondary Metabolites: Ecologic Roles and Endogenous Signaling Functions Drive Benefits. Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal 5.5 (2014): 515-533.

Kennedy DO (2013) Reply to MP Pase and C Stough. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 98: 510-511

Jackson, PA & Kennedy, DO (2013) The application of near infrared spectroscopy in nutritional intervention studies. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7:473

Wightman EL, Haskell CF, Forster JS, Veasey RC, & Kennedy DO (2012) Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), cerebral blood flow parameters, cognitive performance and mood in healthy humans: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover investigation. Human Psychopharmacology 27:177-86

Wightman, E.L & Kennedy, D.O. (2012). Polyphenol modulation of blood flow and oxygenation. In: R Watson (Ed) Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease. Elsevier

Scholey AB, Macpherson H, Sunram-Lea S, Elliott JM, Stough C, Kennedy DO (2012) Glucose enhancement of recognition memory: Differential effects on effortful processing but not aspects of 'remember-know' responses. Neuropharmacology 64: 544-549

Sizonenko S, Babiloni C, de Bruin EA,. lsaacs EB, Jonsson LS, Kennedy DO, Hasan Mohajen M, Moreines J, Pietrini P, Walhovd KB, Winwood RJ, Sijben JW (2013) Brain imaging and human nutrition: Which measures to use in intervention studies? British Journal of Nutrition 110; S1-S30

Kennedy DO and Wightman EL (2011) Herbal extracts and phytochemicals: plant secondary metabolites and the enhancement of human brain function. Advances in Nutrition 2:32-50

Kennedy DO, Wightman E, Okello EJ (2009) Medicinal plants, phytochemicals and Alzheimer's Disease. In: A Martinez (Ed) Emerging Drugs and Targets for Alzheimer's Disease. Royal Chemistry Society

Scholey AB, Haskell CF, Robertson B, Kennedy DO, Milne A, Wetherell M (2009) Chewing gum alleviates negative mood and reduces cortisol during acute laboratory psychological stress. Physiology and Behavior 97:304-12

Scholey AB, Sunram-Lea S, Greer J, Elliot J, Kennedy DO (2009) Glucose administration prior to a divided attention task improves tracking performance but not word recognition: evidence against differential memory enhancement? Psychopharmacology 202:549-558

Scholey AB, Sunram-Lea SI, Greer J, Elliott J, Kennedy DO (2009) Glucose enhancement of memory depends on initial thirst. Appetite 53(3):426-9

Scholey AB, Parrott A, Kennedy DO (2007) Psychotropic Medicine. In Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health & Medicine (Ed. Ayers S) 685-687

Ingwersen J, Defeyter G, Kennedy DO, Wesnes K, Scholey AB (2007) A low glycaemic index breakfast cereal preferentially prevents children's cognitive performance from declining throughout the morning. Appetite 49(1):240-244

Scholey AB, Laing S, Kennedy DO (2006) Blood glucose changes and memory: effects of manipulating emotionality and mental effort. Biological Psychology 71:12-19

Wesnes KA, Zangara A, Scholey AB, Kennedy DO (2004) Natural products as cognition enhancing agents. In Buccafusco JJ (Ed.) Cognitive Enhancing Drugs. (pp.151-178). Basel-Boston-Berlin, Birkhauser Verlag

Scholey AB, Harper S, Kennedy DO (2001) Cognitive demand and blood glucose. Physiology and Behavior 73:585-592

Neave N, Scholey AB, Emmett JR, Moss M, Kennedy DO, Wesnes K (2001) Water ingestion improves subjective alertness, but has no effect on cognitive performance in dehydrated healthy young volunteers. Appetite, 37: 255-256

Kennedy DO and Scholey AB (2000) Glucose administration, heart rate and cognitive performance: effects of increasing mental effort. Psychopharmacology 149:63-71

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