Are you yawning yet?
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Are you yawning yet?

Ever feel the urge to yawn during a meeting or a lecture? And you try desperately to stifle it, but you unfortunately end up making a very strange face? Well you’re not alone! Yawning is a common behavioural event that we share with vertebrates (animals with a backbone). This includes mammals, fish, crocodiles, birds and … Continue reading

Chew away the Blues
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Chew away the Blues

Feeling stressed, dull or even inattentive? Well chewing gum might be the solution! In recent years there has been a growing interest in the effect of chewing gum on brain function. One of the most consistently observed psychological effect of chewing gum has been positive alertness, for example limiting daytime sleepiness, improving multi-masking activities and … Continue reading