16 Dec '11, 7pm

Chewing gum may help you do better on tests

Chewing gum may help you do better on tests

The test takers who chewed gum the entire time didn't show this improvement. The researchers think the extra brainpower it takes to actually chew the gum takes away from the brain's ability to take the tests, so the benefits of pre-chewing don't show up in test scores. This could explain why results of previous studies have seemed contradictory: Some tested participants while they were chewing continually.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/storie...

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