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Mar 14th, 2002, 02:27 AM
Chewing Gum May Make You Smarter
Wed Mar 13,11:13 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - The often-maligned act of chewing gum could in fact make us smarter, according to British research.

A joint study carried out by the University of Northumbria and the Cognitive Research Unit, Reading, has found that chewing gum has a positive effect on cognitive tasks such as thinking and memory.

"The results were extremely clear and specifically we found that chewing gum targeted memory," Andrew Scholey of the university's Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit said. "People recalled more words and performed better in tests on working memory."

Peppermint gum, menthol or spearmint -- it makes no difference. The key is the repetitive chewing motion.

*chew chew*

Mar 14th, 2002, 02:55 AM
LOL!Im guess I'm a genious then..;)

Mar 14th, 2002, 06:45 AM
*chomp chomp*

so like, cool, and stuff.

Mar 14th, 2002, 07:49 AM
Haven't you ever seen and wondered why people always chew gum during a test, or while they're playing chess?

Mar 14th, 2002, 08:00 AM
so they can pretend to choke on it when they've blacked out or are losing? :p

funny...cos i quit with gum when someone told me they're bad for you...makes you dumb....

Martian Stacey
Mar 14th, 2002, 08:03 AM
lol @ marsh!!

well if thats true, maybe i should chew gum more often!

Mar 14th, 2002, 08:33 AM
Its true. I chew gum all day long :D

Mar 14th, 2002, 12:03 PM
If that's true, then why isn't everybody smart heheh

Mar 14th, 2002, 12:09 PM
chewing gum makes me smarter??

sorry have to run to the next shop!

Mar 14th, 2002, 02:01 PM

Martian KC
Mar 14th, 2002, 02:13 PM
Hyuk hyuk hyuk! Where is Poe's signature when you need it?;)

Mar 14th, 2002, 05:05 PM
Well I don't really need chewing gum ;)
:rolleyes: :angel:

Princess Fiona
Mar 14th, 2002, 06:22 PM
Like, uhhmmm *chomp* this is neeeeews, huuuuuh? :D

Mar 14th, 2002, 07:08 PM
ooh cool! i chew chewing gum all the time :D

Mar 14th, 2002, 07:34 PM
Great, I eat about 2 packs a day!

I also read somewhere that the artificial sweeteners in gum are supposed to be connected to brain tumours, but lets not talk about that...

Mar 15th, 2002, 05:39 AM
but i also don't want to have my teeth fall out before im 21...

Mar 15th, 2002, 05:44 AM
Yeah and i dont want it taking 3 months to get out of my ass

Martian KC
Mar 15th, 2002, 01:45 PM
Uh.....out of your ass?:confused: You mean you swallow?:o