University of California, Davis

Introduction to Sensory Science

This course is part of Foundations of Sensory Science Specialization

Taught in English

Rebecca Bleibaum

Instructor: Rebecca Bleibaum

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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8 hours (approximately)
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, we will explore the history of sensory science, provide a definition of sensory science, and describe the array of senses involved in our studies. We will also discuss the disciplines involved in the study of sensory science and describe three testing methods. Let's get started.

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7 videos3 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Where does sensory science fit into the world from a broader perspective? In this module, we will discuss the various applications of basic sensory research and how it impacts our work. We will also discuss how sensory science impacts the medical sciences, communication and information processing industries. We will end this module with a discussion on transduction and how nutrition plays a role in sensory research. Let's begin.

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5 videos1 quiz

The more we understand about how the human works, the more we understand about our data collection instrument — people. In this module, we will discuss the roles of sensory evaluation in relation to the human instrument, grading, and quality assurance. Let's begin.

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5 videos1 quiz

In this final module, we will continue our discussion on the roles of sensory evaluation in relation to chemical/physical properties, product development in both food and non-food products. This module will end with an optional podcast conversation with Dr. Herbert Stone. Let's wrap things up.

What's included

5 videos3 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

Instructor

Rebecca Bleibaum
University of California, Davis
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