2nd Edition

Nutrition and Sensation

Edited By Alan R. Hirsch Copyright 2022
    352 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Nutrition and Sensation, Second Edition continues to explore how sensations unravel the hidden sensory universe which acts to control our appetite and nutritional desires. The sensory influence on food is found everywhere—whether it is the color of soda, the viscosity of maple syrup, or the aroma of chocolate—the sensory experience fuels consumption. 


    This book continues to discuss the impact of olfaction, gustation, retronasal olfaction, vision, vestibular function, hearing, and somatosensory and tactile nature on nutrition. It also focuses on the use of the sensory system to treat nutritional disorders including obesity, with attention to the mechanisms encompassing smell and taste and how this can influence satiety and weight.


    Nutrition and Sensation, Second Edition provides a deeper understanding of the fascinating link between the sensory system and nutrition.



    Chapter 1: Tasting History    

    Gabriella Petrick


    Chapter 2: Chemosensory Disorders & Nutrition     

    Carl M. Wahlstrom, Jr., Alan R. Hirsch, and Bradley W. Whitman


    Chapter 3: Retronasal Olfaction        

    Jason J. Gruss, and Alan R. Hirsch


    Chapter 4: Taste and Food Choice

    Thomas R. Scott


    Chapter 5: Psychophysical Measurement of Human Oral Experience

    Derek J. Snyder, and Linda M. Bartoshuk


    Chapter 6: Colour Correspondences in Chemosensation: The Case of Food and Drink

    Betina Piqueras-Fiszman, and Charles Spence


    Chapter 7: The Effect of Visual Cues on Sensory and Hedonic Evaluation of Food

    Debra A. Zellner


    Chapter 8: Chemesthesis, Thermogenesis, and Nutrition

    Hilton M. Hudson, Mary Beth Gallant-Shean, and Alan R. Hirsch


    Chapter 9: The Look and Feel of Food         

    Sanford S. Sherman, Mary Beth Gallant-Shean, and Alan R. Hirsch


    Chapter 10: The Auditory System and Nutrition      

    Alan R. Hirsch


    Chapter 11: Sensory Specific Satiety and Nutrition

    Alan R. Hirsch


    Chapter 12: Chemosensory Influences on Eating and Drinking, and Their Cognitive Mediation

    David A. Booth


    Chapter 13: Review of Chemosensation for Weight Loss    

    Darin D. Dougherty


    Chapter 14: Chemosensation to Enhance Nutritional Intake in Cancer Patients

    Cheryl A. Bacon, and Veronica Sanchez Varela


    Alan R. Hirsch, MD, FACP, a board certified neurologist and psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of smell and taste loss, is the neurological director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago. He is a senior attending in the Department of Medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Hirsch is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry in Neurology, Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Brain Injury Medicine, and by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties · Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Hirsch conducts in-depth studies of the chemosensory system and its relation to all aspects of life. Some examples include studies observing the effects of aromas on behavior, emotions, mood, and interactions between individuals. An inventor and investigative researcher in the areas of smell and taste, Dr. Hirsch frequently lectures across the country and has extensively published many of his studies’ findings. He has served as an expert on smell and taste for CNN, Good Morning America, Dateline, 20/20, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Early Show, and Extra. Dr. Hirsch’s expertise has also been utilized by many national and local governmental agencies such as the Illinois State’s Attorney Office, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Attorney General of the United States. Additionally, Dr. Hirsch is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology, American College of Physicians, and the American Medical Association. He has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of The International Journal of Aromatherapy, as associate editor of Neurology Healthcare USA, on the Advisory Board of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, on the Medical Advisory Board of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society of Illinois, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Professional Journal of Sports Fitness/ CPT News. He has also served as an ad hoc reviewer for peer-reviewed publications such as Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, Physiology & Behavior, Laryngoscope, and Journal of the Neurological Sciences, to name a few. Dr. Hirsch earned both his BA and MD degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and completed his residencies in both neurology and psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago

    "This is a unique book that does not overlap with other published titles. The authors have differentiated themselves by providing a cross-disciplinary discussion of this topic, which makes the book relevant to scholars/practitioners from several disciplines. The content presented is of utmost quality and backed by substantial scientific research. Based on the recent COVID-19 pandemic, there is additional discussion around chemosensory dysfunction, which justifies its replacement of the previous edition (although COVID has likely just brought to light the importance of sensation in nutrition as it relates to other disorders as well)." - Madison L Simons, Cleveland Clinic Foundation