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Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

Dr. Linda Bartoshuk

Bushnell Professor

Dr. Bartoshuk studies sensory perception of foods (e.g., taste, olfaction and irritation/pain). She and her students have developed new measurement techniques for quantifying sensations as well as the pleasure/displeasure these sensations evoke. Traditional sensory evaluation compares samples (e.g., is coffee A better than coffee B?). The new techniques permit valid comparisons of consumers (e.g., is coffee liked better by women than men?). Her lab discovered supertasters (individuals who experience unusually intense tastes) and studies the consequences of taste pathology (e.g., taste damage can lead to weight gain). Most recently, Dr. Bartoshuk has collaborated with horticulturists to connect sensory variation in fruit with variation in fruit palatability.

Programs

  • Research

    Research:

    Dr. Bartoshuk studies sensory perception of foods (e.g., taste, olfaction and irritation/pain). She and her students have developed new measurement techniques for quantifying sensations as well as the pleasure/displeasure these sensations evoke. Traditional sensory evaluation compares samples (e.g., is coffee A better than coffee B?). The new techniques permit valid comparisons of consumers (e.g., is coffee liked better by women than men?). Her lab discovered supertasters (individuals who experience unusually intense tastes) and studies the consequences of taste pathology (e.g., taste damage can lead to weight gain). Most recently, Dr. Bartoshuk has collaborated with horticulturists to connect sensory variation in fruit with variation in fruit palatability.

    CHAPTERS

    • Bartoshuk, L.M. & Snyder, D.J. (2016). The affect of taste and olfaction. In L.F. Barrett, M. Lewis & J.M. Haviland-Jones (Eds). Handbook of Emotions. Guilford Press.
    • Bartoshuk, L.M. (2015). Taste. In J. Wolfe (Ed.), Sensation & Perception (4th ed). Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.

    PEER REVIEWED PAPERS

    • Gilbert, J.L., Guthart, M.J., Gezan, S.A., Pisaroglo de Carvalho, M., Schwieterman, M.L., Colquhoun, T.A., . . . Olmstead, J.W. (2015). Identifying breeding priorities for blueberry flavor using biochemical, sensory, and genotype of environment analyses. PLoS One, 10(9), 1-21.
    • Kalva, J.J., Sims, C.A., Puentes, L.A., Snyder, D.J. & Bartoshuk, L.M. (2014). Comparison of the hedonic general Labeled Magnitude Scale with the hedonic 9-point scale. Journal of Food Science, 79, S238-S245.
    • Schwieterman, M.L., Colquhoun, T.A., Jaworski, E.A., Bartoshuk, L.M., Gilbert, J.L., Tieman, D.M., Odabasi, A.Z., Moskowitz, H.R., Folta, K.M., Klee, H.J., Sims, C.A., Whitaker, V.M. & Clark, D.G. (2014). Strawberry flavor: diverse chemical compositions, a seasonal influence, and effects on sensory perception. PLoS One, 9.
    • Schöbel, N., Radtke, D., Kyereme, J., Wollmann, N., Cichy, A., Obst, K., Kallweit, K., Kletke, O., Minovi, A., Dazert, S., Wetzel, C.H., Vogt-Eisele, A., Gisselmann, G., Ley, J.P., Bartoshuk, L.M., Spehr, J., Hofmann, T., Hatt, H. (2014). Astringency is a trigeminal sensation that involves the activation of G protein-coupled signalling by phenolic compounds. Chemical Senses, 39, 471-487.
    • Bartoshuk, L. (2014). The measurement of pleasure and pain. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 91-93.
    • Pelletier, C.A., Abou-Zeid, E., Bartoshuk, L.M., & Rudnicki, S.A. (2013). Is taste altered in patients with ALS? Chemosensory Perception. DOI 10.1007/s12078-01309144-1
    • Stamps, J.J., Bartoshuk, L.M. & Heilman, K.M. (2013). A brief alfactory test for Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Neurological Science, 333, 19-24.
    • Rawal, S., Hayes, J.E., Wallace, M.R., Bartoshuk, L.M. & Duffy, V.B. (2013). Do polymorphisms in the TAS1R1 gene contribute to broader differences in human taste intensity? Chemical Senses, 38, 19-28.
    • Bartoshuk, L.M., & Klee, H.J. (2013). Better Fruits and Vegetables through Sensory Analysis. Current Biology, 23, R374-378.
    • Alanzi, A., Minah, G., Romberg, E., Catalanotto, F., Bartoshuk, L., & Tinanoff, N. (2013). Mothers' taste perceptions and their preschool children's dental caries experiences. Pediatric Dentistry, 35(7), 510-514.
    • Coldwell, S.E., Mennella, J.A., Duffy, V.B., Pelchat, M.L., Griffith, J.W., Smutzer, G., . . . Hoffmann, H.J. (2013). Gustation assessment using the NIH Toolbox. American Academy of Neurology, 80, S20.
  • Teaching

    Courses Taught

    • ALS 4932 Foodomics: What is in the food we eat and use to treat patients?

Contact Information

FSHN Office:

University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Food Science and Human Nutrition
572 Newell Drive, Room 403
P.O. Box 110370
Phone: 352-294-3741
Emaillmbart@ufl.edu

UF Smell & Taste Center Office:

UF Smell and Taste Center
McKnight Brain Institute
Room L5-101D
Emaillmbart@ufl.edu

Background

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Brown University; Psychology, 1965
    • M.S. Brown University; Psychology, 1963
    • B.A. Carleton College; Psychology (Minors: Mathematics, Astronomy), 1960
  • Publications
  • Honors/Awards
    • Association for Psychological Science, William James Fellow Award, 2013
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), John P. McGovern Award in Behavioral Sciences, 2011
    • American Psychological Association, Hilgard Award for General Psychology, 2009
    • International Flavors and Fragrances Award for Innovative Research, 2004
    • National Academy of Sciences, elected 2003; Council member, 2008-2011
    • Honorary degree (Doctor of Science), Carleton College, awarded June 9, 2001
    • Association for Chemoreception Sciences, Max Mozell Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Chemical Senses, 1998
    • The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected 1995
    • Society for Experimental Psychologists, elected 1995
    • Monell Chemical Senses Institute, Manheimer Award, 1990
    • Yale University, M.A. Prizatim, 1985
    • Pepper Neuroscience Investigator Award, 1984-1992
    • National Sigma Xi Lecturer, 1980-1983
    • Gordon Conference on Chemical Senses, Chair, 1978
    • Natick Army Labs, Scientific Director's Silver Key Award, 1970
    • National Science Foundation and Public Health Services Pre-doctoral Fellowships (1960-64)
    • Sigma Xi
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • National Merit Scholarship, 1956-60