the hunger hormone could also make you more intelligent

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The chemical ghrelin is produced by the stomach and is released after long times without food. It makes you feel hungry, but it also may play a role in brain function.

One study found that mice injected with ghrelin showed better performance in memory and learning tests by up to 40%. Even more exciting, another study found that ghrelin injections improved memory and spatial orientation in mice with Alzheimer's disease.

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