Lingual tactile acuity and food texture preferences among children and their mothers.

@article{Lukasewycz2012LingualTA,
  title={Lingual tactile acuity and food texture preferences among children and their mothers.},
  author={Laura D Lukasewycz and Julie A Mennella},
  journal={Food quality and preference},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={58-66}
}
Despite anecdotal reports of children being more sensitive to texture than adults, and of texture being one of the main drivers of food aversions, there is a paucity of scientific knowledge on the influence of texture perception on food choice in children. The primary goals of this study were to assess the use of a modified letter-identification task to study lingual tactile acuity, one aspect of oral sensitivity, in children and to examine age-related differences in sensitivity. The secondary… CONTINUE READING

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