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A review of the evidence that chewing gum affects stress, alertness and cognition

Allen, Andrew Paul and Smith, Andrew Paul ORCID: 2011. A review of the evidence that chewing gum affects stress, alertness and cognition. Journal of Behavioral and Neuroscience Research 9 (1) , pp. 7-23.

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Research is reviewed on the effects of chewing gum on stress, alertness and cognition (including findings from cognitive neuroscience). There is some evidence that chewing gum reduces chronic stress, while effects on acute stress have been less clear in an experimental context. A robust effect of gum chewing on subjective alertness has been observed. However, findings on chewing gum and cognition have been more variable. It is suggested that length of chewing may be a key moderator in chewing gum effects. Possible mechanisms are highlighted for effects of chewing gum on stress and cognition, and suggestions for future research are made.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chewing Gum, Stress, Cognition, Attention, Vigilance, Alertness, Memory, Cognitive Neuroscience
Publisher: The College of Saint Rose
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 09:14

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