The Scientific Reason Why Some People Hate Cheese

There are two types of people in this world: those would love cheese and those who don’t. These aren’t just folks who are lactose intolerant or dairy-free, though. Some people who hate cheese really hate cheese. These cheese-haters have viscerally negative...

Pangborn 2017

The 12th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium will take place 20-24, August 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The Pangborn Symposium is an opportunity to learn, to be inspired, to connect and to participate. The 12th Pangborn...

Tomato Facts You Had No Idea About

Enigmatic as it is succulent, the tomato lies at the intersection between fruit and vegetable, falling just barely into “fruit” category. In the 1886 case of Nix v. Hedden the U.S. Supreme Court actually made the ruling that tomatoes are vegetables;...

Does the Sound of Noisy Eating Drive You Mad? Here’s Why

If you’ve ever been tempted to confront someone slurping their soup in a restaurant, or if a person breathing loudly next to you in the movie theater is enough to make your blood boil, then you’re not alone: Read this interesting article about the disorder by Kate...

Feel the burn: why do we love chilli?

Sensory scientists have known for decades that chilli burn is something different from taste and smell – something more like pain. Bob Holmes discusses part of his book in this article and the science behind why we love to feel the burn. Click here to read more…...

Cooking on Valentine’s Day

Cooking for someone on Valentine’s Day – yourself, your partner, your friends, your family, is a wonderful way to show you care.  It’s always said – anyone can make a reservation, but it takes some effort and skill to cook a delicious and thoughtful meal.  Luckily,...

How Long Can Wine Stay Open?

The question of how long you can keep an open bottle of wine before it’s past its prime elicits one of two answers: “What? Open bottles? You should drink the stuff!” Or, “Yes, I’ve often wondered!” Here’s a practical guide to know when it’s time to say when. Read More...

Sensory Spectrum at NCRC

This video features Sensory Spectrum, represented by Lee Stapleton, discussing the innovative partnerships between corporations, universities and healthcare organizations on the North Carolina Research Campus.   Read More...

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