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To study concurrence of specific electromyographic chewing patterns and the side of mastication, twelve subjects chewed gum for 15, 20 and 25 s. Gum bolus placement on the right or left side of the dentition was estimated by three series of visual inspections. Contraction patterns of the chewing and non-chewing side masseter muscles were appraised by(More)
To study lateral bolus placement during mastication, referred to as masticatory lateral preference, fifteen males and ten females chewed sugarless gum for 15, 20 and 25 s, and visual inspections were done of either right or left side bolus placements. In each of three series of observations, there were no significant differences between right or left side(More)
Object classification can be facilitated if simple diagnostic features can be used to determine class membership. Previous studies have found that simple shapes may be diagnostic for emotional content and automatically alter the allocation of visual attention. In the present study, we analyzed whether color is diagnostic of emotional content and tested(More)
Ten subjects performed deliberate right and left-sided chewing of gum, each exercise with a duration of 60 s, followed by maximum voluntary teeth clenching (MVC) until onset of pains in the masseter muscles (pain threshold). Contractile activities of the right and left masseter muscles were assessed by integrated and cumulative surface electromyography(More)
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