Variations in human masseter and temporalis muscle activity related to food texture during free and side-imposed mastication.

@article{Mioche1999VariationsIH,
  title={Variations in human masseter and temporalis muscle activity related to food texture during free and side-imposed mastication.},
  author={Laurence Mioche and Pierre Bourdiol and J F Martin and Yvonnick No{\"e}l},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={44 12},
  pages={1005-12}
}
Adjustments of mastication to food texture have been examined in various studies, but the notion of food texture is often ill defined and usually assessed in terms of hardness. The goal of this study was to examine the pattern of activity in masseter and temporalis muscles during mastication of different food samples with known textural properties and to determine the interindividual variability. Electromyograms were recorded from the right and left masseter and temporalis muscles in 36 young… CONTINUE READING