This cross-cluster focus area involves the investigation of sensory perception and food choice using chemosensory stimulation approaches in combination with behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging data acquisition. Within a group of nutritionists, neuroscientists, sociologists and psychologists we aim to shed light onto the mechanisms of acceptance and choice of food.
Specifically, we will explore
- the effects of expectations created by food labels on sensory perception on a basis involving the four BMBF clusters,
- the effects of sequence parameters on outcome of the functional imaging studies and
- the effects of mindfulness training on sensory perception.