Brain faster when chewing

Japanese research shows that brain’s reaction times are up to 10% faster when people chew.

“Our results suggest that chewing induced an increase in the arousal level and alertness in addition to an effect on motor control and, as a consequence, these effects could lead to improvements in cognitive performance,” researchers at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences say.

This is bad news for people who are regarded as too slow to chew and walk at the same time.

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3 Responses to Brain faster when chewing

  1. Marc W says:

    Worst gum chewers ever – UK football coaches, Aussie cricketers, and in a league of their own, US baseball players and coaches. It looks ridiculous, and I wonder what their Mum’s think?

  2. Alwyn says:

    As a farmer you may be able to answer this.
    Given that they seem to be always chewing are cows the smartest of all animals?

  3. homepaddock says:

    I’ve never claimed to be a farmer but agree cows do a lot of chewing. They’re not stupid but I’m not sure they’re the smartest of animals.

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