Taste psychophysics is the branch of experimental psychology that deals with the quantitative analysis of taste experience. Fechner’s (1801–1887) classic methods permitted the measurement of the lowest concentrations just detected as having a taste (detection thresholds) or recognized to have a specific taste quality (recognition thresholds). Modern psychophysical investigations still use these classic methods (modified to incorporate the insights of signal detection theory), but scaling of perceived intensity has become an increasingly popular psychophysical tool.
KeywordsTaste Quality Taste Sensation Recognition Threshold Taste Intensity Globe Artichoke
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