This just in from the Los Angeles Times!:
Taste buds and 'tude: The food and mood link
September 06, 2012
By Emily Sohn
Sweet tooth, sweet disposition? Research sheds light on how food affects mood and the flip side: how emotions impact taste.
All day, food metaphors weave their way into our thoughts about others. Watching someone cut in line may leave a bad taste in your mouth. Your current love may be the sweetest person you know.
A growing body of evidence is making clear the links between what we taste and how we feel: Repulsion is repulsion, whether caused by a shameful act or a rotten egg. "Your brain can't tell the difference between something that tastes bad and something that makes you feel morally violated," says Kendall Eskine, a cognitive psychologist at Loyola University in New Orleans.
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