MULTISENSORY PERCEPTION OF FLAVOUR

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During a visit at NASA, Houston I realised that food does not only look and act differently in space, but it also taste different. The very special conditions in a zero gravity environment result in the fluids in our bodies travel to our heads and blocks parts of our senses. Like you have a constant cold.

 

With inspiration from this, extensive research on flavour and mind tricks I took the ideas down to earth. The result is an alternative way of flavouring food. The tools uses sound and motion of adding salt, pepper, oil and lemon to flavour your food. Closing your eyes, this may trick you like placebo into thinking that you’ve seasoned, although you haven’t. 

 

This method of tricking the brain could be useful for elderly, who’s medicine could make them experience the food 1000 times less salty than young people do, leading to over consumption of salt. 

Alternative flavouring tools
2017

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