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Introduction to Sensory Science

What is sensory science? According to the Institute of Food Technologists1 (1975), sensory science is “the scientific discipline used to evoke, measure, analyze, and interpret those reactions to characteristics of foods and materials as perceived through the sense of sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing.”  Koehl et al. (2007) offered an alternative definition: “Under predefined…