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Constructing flavour perception: from destruction to creation and back again

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We review the evidence suggesting that the bistable/multistable percepts that exist in the so-called ‘higher’ senses of vision, audition, and touch do not seem to occur in the chemical senses (e.g., taste, aroma, and flavour). While we can undoubtedly be mistaken about our interpretation of chemical stimuli, and while certain aromas/flavours or do support multiple ‘correct’ interpretations, the perceptual switches occur only rarely rather than repeatedly. In fact, the interpretational changes...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s13411-016-0051-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
Funding agency for:
Spence, C
Grant:
AH/L007053/1
Publisher:
BioMed Central
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Volume:
5
Issue:
3
Publication date:
2016-10-17
Acceptance date:
2016-10-05
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2044-7248
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pubs:652930
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uuid:f393fb13-11bd-4e86-a02c-3ed732f3099e
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pubs:652930
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652930
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2016-10-18

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