HotAIR - MAY WE RECOMMEND -- Things to Chew On #191


Things to Chew On #191

items worth a trip to the library

by Stephen Drew, AIR staff

Here are three selections from our ever-growing collection of notable research.

Optimized Chewing

"An Optimization Model for Mastication and Swallowing in Mammals," J.F. Prinz and P.W. Lucas, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Seried B. Biological Sciences," vol. 264 no. 1389; Dec 22, 1997, pp. 1715-21. (Thanks to Elia Malouf for bringing this to our attention.) The authors are at the University of Hong Kong. They report that:

The predicted number of chews to swallow is in broad agreement with published data.

Cooled Discomfort

"Analysis of the Burping Behavior of the Cold Solid Methane Moderator at IPNS," J.M. Carpenter, U. Walter, and D.F.R. Mildner, CONF-8609234-8-mc (microfiche) [USPIRES-SLAC HEP archive], 1986. 26pp.

Artificial Fruit Processing

"Imitative learning of artificial fruit processing in children (Homo sapiens) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)," A. Whiten, D.M. Custance, J.C. Gomez, P. Teixidor P, and K.A. Bard, Journal of Comparative Psychology, vol. 110, no. 1, March 1996, pp. 3-14. (Thanks to Karen Potts for bringing this to our attention.)

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