Chewing Gum Can Boost Your Test Performance

For decades, there has been a battle between those who use chewing gum and those who do not, some say that there are benefits to chewing and others say that it is just a waste of time. However, it seems that follow a study at the St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, has found that chewing gum for five minutes before a test really does help improve the results of the student!

This is an excerpt from the St Lawrence News;

Chewing gum gave the subjects multiple advantages, but only when chewed for five minutes before testing, not for the duration of the test. Benefits persisted for the first 15 to 20 minutes of testing only. Onyper notes that a possible reason the benefits didn’t continue throughout testing may be due to “a sharing of resources by cognitive and masticatory processes.”

Source [Gear Fuse]