Special Issue "Effects and Implications of COVID-19 for the Human Senses, Consumer Preferences, Appetite and Eating Behaviour"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: sensory science; consumer science; food and beverage product quality; nutrition and eating; multisensory effects; crossmodal interactions; sensory methods; food uniqueness
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As Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) evolved into a global pandemic assessment of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) patients have presented a health condition including, in many cases, a mild to severe loss of smell and tasting abilities among patients.
Initial work has shown short and likely longer term negative effects on the human senses, with some indications for effects on consumer preferences; however, as of yet, very little is known about the impacts on eating behaviours and consequent longer term effects on appetite.
Food enjoyment is a key aspect of people's appetite, and any loss in expected pleasure greatly affects our motivation to eat, potentially leading to persons affected by COVID-19 to experience core changes in relation to their food intake practices, which may potentially have long term implications for health and recovery.
The aim of this Special Issue is, for the first time, to bring together researchers with key insights on how COVID-19 has impacted appetite and eating behaviours from the fundamental to the applicable, as assessed by human sensory perception.
This can include research from the fundamental effects on the senses to changes in consumer preferences all the way to how and why COVID-19 has changed consumer behaviours in relation to food and eating in the longer term.
We are interested in research linked to perception in and of itself or combined with psychology and physiological responses to understand the fundamental nature of eating disturbances in relation to COVID-19.
Overall we wish to document and bring together key research that is ongoing with the overall aim to highlight and ensure this research has a lasting impact regarding future understanding of measures developed to help and treat people affected during the ongoing pandemic.
The ultimate aim is to publish the Special Issue collection once curated as an open source book volume to act as a tool for understanding the long term effects of COVID-19 on human health related to food and eating issues.
Prof. Dr. Derek V. Byrne
Manuscript Submission Information
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- COVID-19 and the human senses
- consumer preference and the global pandemic
- multidiciplinary approaches to understanding COVID-19 effects on eating
- perception, psychology and physiological changes in relation to COVID-19
- appetite and COVID-19
- short and long term effects of COVID-19
- senses and health implications of COVID-19