Can you eat it? A link between categorization difficulty and food likability

@inproceedings{Yamada2012CanYE,
  title={Can you eat it? A link between categorization difficulty and food
likability},
  author={Yuki Yamada and Takahiro Kawabe and Keiko Ihaya},
  booktitle={Advances in cognitive psychology},
  year={2012}
}
In the present study we examined whether categorization difficulty regarding a food is related to its likability. For this purpose, we produced stimulus images by morphing photographs of a tomato and a strawberry. Subjects categorized these images as either a tomato or a strawberry and in separate sessions evaluated the food's eatability or the subject's willingness to eat (Experiments 1 and 2) and the likeliness of existence of each food (Experiment 2). The lowest score for ca- tegorization… CONTINUE READING
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