Neuroscientific basis of the masticatory function and its effects on stress and cognitive functions

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Abstract

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.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)9-17
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatria
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2017

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