From MEININGER’S / April 5, 2015
An Oxford academic, behavioral psychologist professor Charles Spence, is claiming that the music we listen to when we eat specific foods can directly be connected to how much we enjoy that meal.
While Spence is not alone in his assertion that the smell, taste, and surroundings in which one eats is vital to the experience, he also believes that the music one hears can have a great impact on their enjoyment of that food. He explained, “Can we capture aromas or bouquet musically? Composers around the world are working on this. Are wine writers merely filling column inches with this use of the musical metaphor or are they picking up on some underlying truth? We think they are.” (suite…)