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Gum Chewing is Good for the Brain

Once you spit out the gum, the benefits go with it. Read More

chewing gum in school

I believe that students should be able to chew gum in school,it benefits everyone in a good way to me.I guess it's up to the teachers now,almost everyone wants to and do even tho they aren't supposed to.May as well make it possible,in my eyes.

chewing gum

Dear Dr Wenk, when I was an intern we were told that the masseters are the most proprioceptively innervated muscles in the body, and the anatomical center for proprioception is closest to the one for wakefulness. Not sure any of it is true, but it might explain the effect you described in your column... Yoanna Skrobik MD

chewing gum

Dear Dr Wenk, when I was an intern we were told that the masseters are the most proprioceptively innervated muscles in the body, and the anatomical center for proprioception is closest to the one for wakefulness. Not sure any of it is true, but it might explain the effect you described in your column...

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Gary L. Wenk, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics at the Ohio State University.

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