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Appetite. 2004 Oct;43(2):215-6.

Chewing gum and cognitive performance: a case of a functional food with function but no food?

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Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, Division of Psychology, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK. a.scholey@unn.ac.uk

Abstract

Recent reports suggest that enhancement of memory performance while chewing gum is a fairly robust phenomenon. The processes underlying the effect are not known, but may involve glucose delivery, context-dependent effects and arousal mechanisms amongst others. This brief commentary outlines the main findings from these studies and raises some issues regarding interpretation, methodology and future research directions.

PMID:
15458809
DOI:
10.1016/j.appet.2004.07.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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