Masked and Un-Masked Spittle Produced When One Says “Stay Healthy”

The biomedical race to understand and tame the COVID-19 virus proceeds rapidly, drop by drop. This new spittle study is the very latest addition to the literature: “Visualizing Speech-Generated Oral Fluid Droplets with Laser Light Scattering,” Philip Anfinrud, Valentyn Stadnytskyi, Christina E. Bax, and Adriaan Bax, New England Journal of Medicine, April 15, 2020. (Thanks […]

Powerpoint-Induced Salivation in Class

Powerpoint enthusiasts who have not yet developed their own techniques for inducing salivation in classrooms now have a published study that can show them the basics: “Using Powerpoint to Demonstrate Human Classical Salivary Conditioning in a Classroom Situation,” Charles Abramson [pictured here], Erika Brown, Dillon Langley, Psychological Reports, Volume 108, Issue 1, February 2011, pp. […]

Kickboxing spit content irrelevancy

Big news, in the form of a published study, for anyone who is fascinated by kickboxing and spit: “Effect of a kickboxing match on salivary cortisol and immunoglobulin A“, Alexandre Moreira, Franco Arsati, Ynara Bosco De Oliveira Lima-Arsati, Emerson Franchini and Vera Cavalcanti De Araújo, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 2010 Aug;111(1):158-66. The authors, at the […]