Taste buds and ‘tude: The food and mood link

Los Angeles Times:

Research sheds light on how food affects mood and the flip side: how emotions impact taste.

All day, food metaphors weave their way into our thoughts about others. Watching someone cut in line may leave a bad taste in your mouth. Your current love may be the sweetest person you know.

A growing body of evidence is making clear the links between what we taste and how we feel: Repulsion is repulsion, whether caused by a shameful act or a rotten egg. “Your brain can’t tell the difference between something that tastes bad and something that makes you feel morally violated,” says Kendall Eskine, a cognitive psychologist at Loyola University in New Orleans.

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