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

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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.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)9-17
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónRevista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatria
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EstadoPublicada - 1 abr 2017

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