June 5, 2014 By

Brain Keeps Tongue from Being Chewed


Why don’t we have the harrowing experience of biting our tongue while we are chewing without close attention? According to a new study at the Duke University School of Medicine in US, neurons in brain coordinate the movement of tongue and jaw so as to prevent the tongue from injuries.

“Chewing is an activity that you can consciously control but if you stop paying attention, these interconnected neurons in the brain actually do it all for you,” said Edward Stanek from the university.

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