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Food sensory science: A history of experiments
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History, Science and Technology Studies Center.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2807-6061
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The paper studies the emergence of food sensory science in the twentieth century by focusing on the development of methods and instruments for understanding food flavor. It is an “experimental history” concentrating on the interplay between a set of analytical practices within and around food sensory science, for instance: how individual taste experts were replaced by panels and surveys; how organoleptic analysis was formed as an assemblage of experimental techniques from pharmaceutics, psychophysics and chemistry; how human senses were mimicked through machinery; how techniques as gas chromatography were adopted as ways of bypassing human subjectivity in flavor studies; how the development of advanced techniques such as electronic noses responded to a need for “objective” knowledge but have never managed to replace human subjectivity in flavor analysis.

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2017.
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Economic History History of Technology History of Ideas
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-337842OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-337842DiVA, id: diva2:1170956
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Stop making sense: A conversation between sensory and social science about food and drink. Philadelphia, March 10, 2017
Available from: 2018-01-05 Created: 2018-01-05 Last updated: 2018-02-22Bibliographically approved

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