Experimental study on event-related potential for objective evaluation of food

Motoshi Tanaka, Tomohiro Honma, Hiroshi Inoue, Yoshitsugu Niiyama, Toru Takahashi, Masanori Kumagai, Yoshinobu Akiyama

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In order to study the application of event-related potential (ERP) for performing objective evaluation of food, the ERP was measured when subjectively judging the appearance of food by three-grade scale with the opinion "like", "favorite" and "more favorite". Sushi and cooked rice were selected as typical foods. Five pictures of each food that the subjects liked were chosen before measurements, and then were used in opinion tests. As a result, the P300 component of the ERP was detected, and the P300 area (surrounded by ERP waveform from the latency 250 to 500ms) became larger when the subjects judged as "more favorite", which indicates the feasibility of evaluation of food using the ERP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-101+12
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Evaluation
  • Event-related potential
  • Favorite
  • Food
  • P300

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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