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article imageEmotions like love can affect taste

By Mike White     Jan 23, 2014 in Science
London - Does it seem like your favorite meal or dessert tastes better now that you're in love? You're not imagining it. A new study shows that a variety of emotions, including love can affect how a variety of food and drinks taste -- even water.
According to, some emotions do not heighten the senses. For example, jealousy actually does not make food taste bitter or sour, even though metaphors suggest it might, according to a report in the December 2013 issue of the journal, Emotion.
Psychologists consider it important that love alters one's sensory perceptions and jealousy does not. Some studies have demonstrated that lonely people often feel a room is colder that those who have someone special in their lives. A book feels heavier, if the person carrying it believes it is important.
Researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands conducted the study, according to
"We always say love is sweet. We thought let's see whether this is true,” study researcher Kai Qin Chan, a doctoral candidate, explained.
According to the Huffington Post, those in love even thought water tasted sweeter, even though it has no taste at all.
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