Does Our Tongue Help Us Concentrate?

17 July 2018, 16:33 | Updated: 17 July 2018, 16:37

man with tongue out
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Mystery Hour Question

Question: Why do people stick their tongue out when they're concentrating? Tuesday from France.


Name: Jemma, New York.

Qualification: Speech and language therapist.

Answer: When concentrating you want to keep your head as rigid as possible – Michael Jordan used to do it.

Your brain is mapped to your tongue and when you cut down on movement you increase concentration.