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Savour, Emotion and Play

Type of publication Not peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Contribution to book (non peer-reviewed)
Project Kochen und Essen als ästhetische Praxis. Eine explorative Studie
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Contribution to book (non peer-reviewed)

Book Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future
Editor , Mäkelä Maarit
Publisher Aalto University Publication series, Aalto
Page(s) 61 - 70
ISBN 978-952-60-7041-4
Title of proceedings Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future

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Type of Open Access Repository (Green Open Access)


Taste as part of our perception of our senses is a personal and unique matter that triggers both emotional, cultural and social imprints. We speak (and think) differently when we eat and drink. The ability to taste makes sense when explored evolution- arily: we are genetically programmed to distinguish nourish- ment from poison by flavour. At the same time, our gut feeling indicates whether a situation or person is doing us good or not. This is called intuition, and just like tasting it has much to do with body awareness. Thus, the practice of using our senses helps us to feed not just our body, but also our soul and mind.