Effects Of Chewing On Alertness, Attention, and Cognitive Processing Speed
I saw these two articles about an interesting effect I was completely unaware of. I figured some people might find it worthwhile to try out.
These findings appear to indicate that the simple act of chewing has a positive effect on alertness and attention as well as an effect on motor control. As a result these effects could lead to improvements in cognitive performance, particularly measures of cognitive processing speed.