The story of a tooth is the story of what we eat, drink and think about our food, drink, eat and think.
And a good way to tell that story is to eat it.
That’s why the University of Exeter has devised a simple way to study the brain when it comes to eating and how it affects our bodies.
They have called it the brain tooth brush, and it has already attracted a number of media interest.
To date, the device is a small, plastic, black tube, and has been designed to be swallowed.
When a person eats, the toothbrush will brush away the food, and the teeth on the tube will vibrate and vibrate.
The idea is that as the person eats and drinks, the teeth vibrate in the same way they do when they are asleep.
But what happens when the tooth brush brushes away something else?
“The brain is actually a very good sensor for food and it uses a lot of these same mechanisms to detect when you’re not eating,” explains Dr John Hickey, the lead author of the paper published in the journal Current Biology.
Dr Hickey and his colleagues took the tooth brushes to the University’s Dentistry Laboratory where they studied the brain during the eating and drinking process.
They found that the toothbrushes had an impact on the brain’s dopamine levels.
Dopamine is an “epinephrine” chemical found in the brain that is released when we are hungry.
It can stimulate neurons to fire, and is an important neurotransmitter for the brain.
The researchers also found that when the team gave the toothgramps a chemical called oxytocin, they felt a positive impact on their dopamine levels in the area of the brain known as the nucleus accumbens.
Oxytocin is a hormone produced in the womb that stimulates the release of oxytocine, which is a powerful antidepressant.
And while it was not shown in the study that the chemical oxytocic-coupled with the tooth-brushing helped the researchers to feel better about their diet, the team says it could be because of its potential as a painkiller.
They believe that it could also have some therapeutic uses in treating depression.
“This may be the first time we have shown that the brain actually uses oxytocinemia to help us feel better,” says Dr Helly.
“We have found it to be one of the chemicals that can be used as a chemical antidepressant.”
They say that in a few months, they will have to test this theory.
But, so far, it is not clear whether the chemical might help to reverse depression.
And, Dr Haney says, “the brain toothbrush is only a simple device and it is still a very early one”.
He adds: “We are not ready to say that we have solved all the problems with oxytocimia.
It is an area of science that is very much in its infancy.”
What’s more, the research has been conducted in a lab.
“You are using a very, very small device,” says co-author Dr John Mather, who is also from the University.
“But we think it’s a promising step forward in understanding the role of the hippocampus and the brain in feeding behaviour.”
It’s really important that we use the brain as a tool to improve our eating and behaviour.” “
That’s one of our big ideas in the tooth brushing.
It’s really important that we use the brain as a tool to improve our eating and behaviour.”
Source: University of Oxford news release