Charles Spence

The Perfect Meal

Charles Spence

Talk: The Perfect Meal

Recorded at Google's London office, Professor Charles Spence the multi-award winning expert in the field of multisensory perception and neuroscience-inspired design talks about his book, "The Perfect Meal." His lab’s pioneering work has had a real impact on Fortune 500 companies and Michelin starred chefs alike. It was through Heston Blumenthal’s collaborations with Spence (starting in 2002) that The Fat Duck’s infamous Sound of the Sea dish came about, and since then everyone from multinational companies to marketing agencies have been applying Spence’s sensory science to their products and experiences.

Charles Spence

Charles Spence is Professor of Experimental Psychology and Head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University.

The Perfect Meal: The Multisensory Science of Food and Dining

The authors of The Perfect Meal examine all of the elements that contribute to the diner's experience of a meal (primarily at a restaurant) and investigate how each of the diner's senses contributes to their overall multisensory experience.

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