John Hayes / Nadia Byrnes- Some Like it Hot: The Science Behind Our Food Preferences

John Hayes / Nadia Byrnes- Some Like it Hot: The Science Behind Our Food Preferences

In this video excerpt, Byrnes and Hayes explain that a food's flavor is a combination of its taste, aroma, and chemesthesis -- chemical-induced sensations such as the burning from chili peppers, the cooling effect of mint, or the prickling sensation of carbonation.