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dc.contributor.authorCallaghan, Kathryn X.
dc.description1 Broadside. Original created in Microsoft PowerPoint. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractMastication is a highly complex and integrative chewing process that is performed by humans and other mammals at a consistent and involuntary rate. Proper mastication is critical for swallowing, ease of digestion, and overall quality of life; therefore, it is vital to understand how well an individual masticates. Masticatory performance can be evaluated by measuring the median particle size (MPS) and the broadness of particle distribution. A combination of fixed factors such as occlusal area and cephalometric measurements and adaptive factors like bite force, muscle activity, and chewing rate have the potential to objectively determine how well one masticates. This explorative study aims to discover how multiple factors interact and attempts to prioritize the influence of each factor on masticatory performance.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2016en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleFactors Influencing Human Masticatory Performanceen_US

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    Poster and oral presentations by senior biology majors that include the results of their Senior Integrated Projects (SIPs) at the Diebold Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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