Personality factors predict spicy food liking and intake.

@article{Byrnes2013PersonalityFP,
  title={Personality factors predict spicy food liking and intake.},
  author={Nadia K Byrnes and John C. Hayes},
  journal={Food quality and preference},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={213-221}
}
A number of factors likely affect the liking of capsaicin-containing foods such as social influences, repeated exposure to capsaicin, physiological differences in chemosensation, and personality. For example, it is well known that repeated exposure to capsaicin and chilies can result in chronic desensitization. Here, we explore the relationship between multiple personality variables - body awareness/consciousness, sensation seeking, and sensitivity to punishment, and sensitivity to reward - and… CONTINUE READING
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