Experimental study on evaluation of food using ERP - Opinion tests with sushi pictures

Motoshi Tanaka, Keiko Nakajima, Hiroshi Inoue, Yoshitsugu Niiyama, Toru Takahashi, Masanori Kumagai, Yoshinobu Akiyama

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    In order to studythe application of event-related potential (ERP) for performing evaluation of food, the ERP was measured when subjectively judging the appearance of foods by three-grade scale with the opinion "Like" and "Favorite". Sushi was selected as typical foods. And six pictures of sushi were chosen in such a way that it did not consist of disliked sushi of the subjects. As a result, the P300 component of the ERP was detected, and the P300 area (surrounded by ERP waveform and x axis from the latency 250 to 500 ms) became larger when the subjects judged as "Favorite".

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)623-627
    Number of pages5
    JournalTransactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • Appearance
    • Event-related potential
    • Food
    • P300
    • Subjective evaluation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biomedical Engineering

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