Can You Taste With Your Ears?

Can the sound of your food change its taste? Our senses work together in some pretty interesting ways.

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Sound design: Joel Werner http://joelwerner.com

Further reading:

Spence, C. (2012). Auditory contributions to flavour perception and feeding behaviour. Physiology & behavior, 107(4), 505-515. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938412001813

Crisinel, A. S. (2010). As bitter as a trombone: Synesthetic correspondences in nonsynesthetes between tastes/flavors and musical notes. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72(7), 1994-2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20952795

Vickers, Z. M. (1985). The relationships of pitch, loudness and eating technique to judgements of the crispness and crunchiness of food sounds. Journal of Texture Studies, 16(1), 85-95. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-4603.1985.tb00681.x/abstract

Roach, M. (2013). Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal. WW Norton & Company. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=okBZo5xxnkQC

Thanks to GastroPod’s “Crunch, Crackle, and Pop” https://gastropod.com/crunch-crackle-pop/ and 99pi’s “The Sizzle” http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-sizzle/ for the inspiration to make this video.

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