What is it about?

Changing relevant sensory input often yields different movement patterns. Here, we demonstrated that intense sour and sweet-sour liquids were linked to immediate changes in swallowing movements for people with trauma-related swallowing impairments.

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Why is it important?

Taste is a highly relevant and enjoyable way to potentially aid brain recovery from swallowing impairments.

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This page is a summary of: Taste Manipulation and Swallowing Mechanics in Trauma-Related Sensory-Based Dysphagia, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, August 2019, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2019_jslhr-s-18-0381.
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