Chomping on a wad of gum may not make you look all that intelligent (in fact, I always tell my kids it does the opposite).
However, some new research has just popped into the pipeline that’s got me thinking differently. Instead of eschewing the chewing, I may now be singing its praises. Want to know why?
It may actually help make you smarter!
Chew On This
In one study,1 researchers from Japan asked 17 volunteers to watch a video screen and push buttons with their left and right thumbs. Each person did the task a few times, sometimes chewing gum, sometimes not. The end result?