Gummed-up memory: Chewing gum impairs short-term recall

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Kozlov, Michail D ; Hughes, Robert W ; Jones, Dylan M (2012)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1080/17470218.2011.629054
  • Subject: Faculty of Science\Psychology
    mesheuropmc: stomatognathic diseases | digestive, oral, and skin physiology | stomatognathic system

Several studies have suggested that short-term memory is generally improved by chewing gum. However, we report the first studies to show that chewing gum impairs short-term memory for both item order and item identity. Experiment 1 showed that chewing gum reduces serial... View more
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