Sensory Perception

  • Sensory perception significantly affects food choices.
  • Taste and smell strongly influence food preferences as they indicate palatability, flavour, and freshness.
  • The appearance of food, including colour, shape, and texture, impacts the desire to consume it.
  • The texture of food affects food choices. For example, some people may prefer soft and creamy foods over crunchy and crisp ones.
  • The sound of food being prepared or consumed can also influence food choices.
  • Sensory perception is a critical determinant of the foods people choose to eat.