Tag: biology

The Air We Eat

By Dennis Ausiello, MD, Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and David A. Edwards, Ph.D., scientist, author, pioneering inventor While the sight of an apple pie or the astringency of the orange peel can each shape the memory of what we eat, our memories of the foods we love are mostly […]

Mindful Chocolate and Other Adventures in Olfaction

By Ellen Langer, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, author, widely regarded as founder of the academic field of mindfulness Many of us may know that the perception of scent (olfaction) is 85% of flavor perception. When we have a stuffy nose, food simply loses some of its appeal. As Ausiello and Edwards write in […]