Organic is not just more expensive – Consumers are willing to pay more for ‘better’ if they understand why – Foodlog

Organic is not just more expensive Consumers are willing

If you ask an average consumer if he or she wants to eat organic, 52% say yes. At the same time, 56% of consumers do not know the difference between organic and non-organic products. This is apparent from research by the Future of Food Institute, commissioned by Bionext. Consumers generally find organic products expensive. About … Read more

How people understand other people

Journal Reference: Julia Wolf, Sabrina Coninx, Albert Newen. Rethinking Integration of Epistemic Strategies in Social Understanding: Examining the Central Role of Mindreading in Pluralist Accounts. Erkenntnis, 2021; DOI: 10.1007/s10670-021-00486-7 Strategies for understanding others In recent years, researchers have criticised mindreading for being too complicated and demanding to be a common strategy for understanding other people. … Read more

This is how we understand emoji

Journal Reference: Tatjana Scheffler, Lasse Brandt, Marie de la Fuente, Ivan Nenchev. The processing of emoji-word substitutions: A self-paced-reading study. Computers in Human Behavior, 2022; 127: 107076 DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2021.107076 A knight in the night Emoji are small image icons that originated in Japan: Japanese “e” means picture, “moji” means word. “We set out to explore … Read more

Scientists build on AI modeling to understand more about protein-sugar structures

Journal Reference: Haroldas Bagdonas, Carl A. Fogarty, Elisa Fadda, Jon Agirre. The case for post-predictional modifications in the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41594-021-00680-9 The study — led by the University of York — used artificial intelligence (AI) to help researchers understand more about the sugar that surrounds most … Read more

Your mouth knows the difference between real and fake sweet – Finally we understand why Diet Coke is not satisfying – Foodlog

Your mouth knows the difference between real and fake sweet

A phenomenon that often surprises parents is that their young children become so busy right after they have eaten. They are gorging themselves on the couch, but the children bounce across the room. At children’s parties it is carefully examined whether Jantje or Marietje (Storm or Vlinder) is allowed to eat sweets, because they would … Read more

To understand the future of hurricanes, look to the past

Journal Reference: Duo Chan, Gabriel A. Vecchi, Wenchang Yang, Peter Huybers. Improved simulation of 19th- and 20th-century North Atlantic hurricane frequency after correcting historical sea surface temperatures. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (26): eabg6931 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abg6931 While most climate scientists agree that hurricane severity, at least in terms of rainfall, will likely increase as the planet … Read more

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