Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Help Solve Riddle of Chocolate's Allure

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Help Solve Riddle of Chocolate's Allure

Article excerpt

IT HAS been the subject of movies, books and music and described as the ultimate sign of love. But why is

chocolate so irresistible to

certain people and not others?

Queensland University of Technology PhD researcher Stephanie Fay, from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, is looking for participants to help her solve this age-old question.

Ms Fay said her study would examine the way different people perceived the taste of sweet foods such as chocolate, using questionnaires and skin conductance tests.

C[pounds sterling]We will be asking the participants to watch short videos as well as completing small tasks and answering an electronic questionnaire,C[yen] Ms Fay said.

C[pounds sterling]We will be looking in particular to see if different personality types perceive things such as taste differently.C[yen]

Ms Fay said subtle changes in the body would also be monitored to see the effect the sweet treat had on different people. …

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