Professor Charles Spence is an experimental psychologist who researches the factors that influence what we choose to eat and what we think about the experience with the likes of world-leading chefs.
Professor Charles Spence is interested in how people perceive the world around them. In particular, how our brains manage to process the information from each of our different senses (such as smell, taste, sight, hearing, and touch) to form the extraordinarily rich multisensory experiences that fill our daily lives.
His research focuses on how a better understanding of the human mind will lead to the better design of multisensory foods, products, interfaces, and environments in the future. His research calls for a radical new way of examining and understanding the senses that has major implications for the way in which we design everything from household products to mobile phones, and from the food we eat to the places in which we work and live.
He is an award-winning author and has published several books including Sensehacking, Gastrophysics, and The Perfect Meal. When not writing, you will likely find him spending some time in nature doing some gardening.