Ever wonder what the number 5 tastes like? What color is G sharp? Or what type of personality does January have? If you were a synesthete, you might be able to answer these questions. Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to More
Yahoo! India: Famished people tend to see food-related words more clearly than people who’ve just eaten, a new study has revealed. The study finds that this change in vision happens at the earliest, perceptual stages, before higher parts of the brain have a chance to change the messages coming from More
Public Radio International: Oxford University psychologist Charles Spence studies human senses and how they interact. In recent studies, he had people smell wines and sample chocolate, and then match the different aromas and flavors to different musical sounds. He found that people tend to associate sweet tastes with high-pitched notes More
Roberta Klatzky has spent much of her career getting to know robots. Thanks to the Humboldt Research Award, Klatzky, who serves as APS Treasurer, got to experience a new aspect of robotics during her stay at the Institute of Automatic Control Engineering (LSR) at the Technical University of Munich in More
Wilhelm Hofmann is a psychological scientist at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. We invited our Facebook and Twitter followers to submit their questions to Hofmann on self-control and temptation. Below are his answers: In your study, did you ask people what they craved or liked, or did More
New Zealand Herald: Convinced nothing can beat your mum’s Sunday roast or grandmother’s apple pie? You’re probably right. Food that we believe has been prepared with tender loving care always tastes better, according to scientists. So if your friends and family constantly impress you with their culinary delights, it probably More
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