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3 Ottobre 2013
|BYU research finds that looking at too many pictures of food can actually make eating that type of food less enjoyable (Source: Brigham Young University)|
Lo studio è stato pubblicato il 14 Settembre 2013 sulla rivista Journal of Consumer Psychology con il titolo "Satiation from sensory simulation: Evaluating foods decreases enjoyment of similar foods".
We demonstrate in two studies that people get more satiated on a food after repeatedly rating or choosing among similar foods shown in pictures. Repeated evaluations of food apparently have an effect similar to actual consumption—decreased enjoyment of foods that share a similar taste characteristic (i.e., sensory-specific satiety). We provide mediation evidence to show that satiation manifests because considering a food engenders spontaneous simulations of the taste of that food item, which by itself is enough to produce satiation. These findings establish sensory simulations as an important mechanism underlying satiation, and provide behavioral evidence that simple evaluations can produce sensory-specific satiety.
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