The subtle neuroscientific mechanisms related to chewing evinces its functionality as astimulator of different areas in the neocortex. This paper is a thorough review of the neuroscientific evidence related to the functionality of chewing and its impact on other and more complex processes, with the aim of presenting chewing as a physiological mechanism to counteract stress and ease important cognitive functions. Thus, becoming more visible as a marginal activity to pay attention, especially, within people prone to develop a decline on learning and memory functions.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Neuroscientific basis of the masticatory function and its effects on stress and cognitive functions
|Number of pages
|Revista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatria
|Published - Apr 2017