- We all have our own notion and perceptions when it comes to food
- New study says that how we assess food may be linked to our weight
- The study was published in the journal Biological Psychology
The researchers have found that the way our brain interacts with our body plays a role in determining how we perceive different kinds of foods. The team conducted two behavioural and electroencephalographic experiments and the results shows that people associate natural foods like apples with sensory characteristics like taste (sweetness) or the texture (softness). On the other hand, processed foods and fast food items like pizzas are usually thought of in context of the way they are eaten or served such as at parties or as picnic foods.
Therefore, the study shows that the brain perceives the sensory characteristics of food and its function differently. This can help us understand the basis on which we tend to asses our food and make our choices.
The researchers believe that these results throw light on the important of understanding cognitive neuroscience and how it could be linked with dietary disorders.
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