Listening to some genres of music when eating certain meals can make your food even tastier, an Oxford University study says.
Research carried out by Charles Spence, a professor of experimental psychology at the University of Oxford, has concluded that artists such as Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran might make that Chinese takeaway you got taste a whole lot more.
The study, which involved over 700 volunteers who ordered several different takeaways and listened to 6 genres of music. Spence, who runs the University of Oxford's Crossmodal Research Laboratory, recently spoke to The Times about the findings of the study.
The professor states that rock music from the likes of The Who enhances the flavour of spicy foods, such as Indian meals, while classical compositions by artists such as Handel and Mozart go best alongside Italian dishes.
"Nobody has looked at spiciness and music before," Spence said to The Times. "We found that if there is music that is more alerting, more arousing, then people appreciate spicier food more."
The Oxfordian academic added: "Nobody has looked at spiciness and music before. We found that if there is music that is more alerting, more arousing, then people appreciate spicier food more."
"How soundscapes and music come together with taste to make the whole experience more stimulating, more enjoyable and possibly even more memorable. It is a kind of digital seasoning."
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