Dr. Linda M. Bartoshuk


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.

Research Publications
  • Colquhoun, T.A., Schwieterman, M.L., Snyder, D.J., Stamps, J.J., Sims, C.A., Odabasi, A.Z., . . . Bartoshuk, L.M. (2015). Laboratory demonstration of volatile-enhanced-sweetness. Chemical Senses, 40, 622-623.
  • Snyder, D.J., Bartoshuk, L.M., Grushka, M., Stamps, J.J., Colquhoun, T.A., Schwieterman, M.L., . . . Dotson, C.S. (2015). Oral sensory pathology moderates the relationship between fungiform papilla density and taste intensity. Chemical Senses, 40(7), 647.
  • Bartoshuk, L.M., Hubbard, B.M., Stamps, J.J., Duffy, V.B., Hoffmann, H.J., Odabasi, A.Z., & Sims, C.A. (2015). Otitis media, food preferences and weight gain in college students. Chemical Senses, 40(7), 664.
  • Bartoshuk, L.M., Dreyer, E., Klee, H.J., Odabasi, A.Z., Sims, C.A., Snyder, D.J., & Tieman, D.M. (2014). Mutant tomato varieties and the study of volatile-enhanced-sweetness. Paper presented at the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, 2014.
  • Snyder, D.J., & Bartoshuk, L.M. (2013). Compensation gone awry: Conditions inducing regional oral sensory lo9ss may elevate obestiy risk. Chemical Senses, 38, A626.
  • Rawal, S., Hayes, J.E., Wallace, M.R., Bartoshuk, L.M., & Duffy, V.B. (2013). Do polymorphisms i the TAS1R1 gene explain broader differences in human taste intensity? Chemical Senses, 38(8), 719-728.
  • Stamps, J.J., Bartoshuk, L.M., & Heilman, K.M. (2013). A brief olfactory test for Alzheimer's disease. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 333(1-2), 19-24.
  • Bartoshuk, L.M., Marino, S., Snyder, D.J., & Stamps, J. (2013, in press). Head trauma, taste damage and weight gain. Chemical Senses.
  • Bartoshuk, L.M., Blandon, A., Clark, D.G., Colquhoun, T.A., Hudson, S., Klee, H.J., . . . Tieman, D.M. (2013). Retronasal olfaction/taste (volatiles/sweetness) interactions in tomatoes. Chemical Senses, 38, 279.
  • Williams, J., Herrera, D., Bartoshuk, L.M., & Fillingim, R.B. (2011). Exploring Ethnic Differences in Taste and Pain Perception. Paper presented at the International Association of Dental Research/Amerian Association of Dental Research 89th General Session, San Diego.
  • Teller, A.S., Wiener, H.J., Bartoshuk, L.M., & Marino, S.E. (2011, in press). Variations in bitter taste perception between moral vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Chemical Senses.
  • Stamps, J.J., & Bartoshuk, L.M. (2011). Rescuing flavor perception in the elderly. Chemical Senses, 31, A32-A33.
  • Bartoshuk, L.M., Blandon, A., Bliss, P.L., Clark, D.G., Colquhoun, T.A., Klee, H. J., . . . Tieman, D.M. (2011). Better tomatoes through psychophysics. Chemical Senses, 36, A118.
  • Stamps, J. J., Bartoshuk, L. M., & Snyder, D. J. (2009). Taste loss, retronasal olfaction loss and reduced food liking. Chemical Senses, 34, A38.
  • Stamps, J. J., & Bartoshuk, L. M. (2010). Trigeminal input may compensate for taste loss during flavor perception. Chemical Senses, 35, A24,25.
  • Snyder, D. J., Catalanotto, F. A., Antonelli, P. A., & Bartoshuk, L. M. (2009). Oral disinhibition varies with taster status: unilateral anterior oral anesthesia produces asymmetric posterior taste loss in nontasters. Chemical Senses, 34, A3.
  • Rawal, S., Bartoshuk, L. M., Coldwell, S. E., Hayes, J. E., Hoffman, H. J., Minski, K. R., et al. (2010). NIH Toolbox: Proposed assessment of taste function and phenotype. Chemical Senses, 35(7), A18.
  • Minski, K. R., Bartoshuk, L. M., Hayes, J. E., Hoffman, H. J., Rawal, S., & Duffy, V. B. (2010). NIH Toolbox: Proposed food liking survery. Chemical Senses, 35(7), A20.
  • Logan, H. L., Bartoshuk, L. M., Mayo, V. D., & Mendenhall, W. M. (2009). Taste damage following radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. Chemical Senses, 34, A23.
  • Kalva, J., Sims, C., Bartoshuk, L., & Puentes, L. (2009). Comparison of the hedonic general Labeled Magnitude Scale to the hedonic 9-point scale. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technology.
  • Cruickshanks, K. J., Schubert, C. R., Snyder, D. J., Bartoshuk, L. M., Huang, G.-H., Klein, B. E. K., et al. (2009). Intensity of 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) taste, food preferences, and obesity: The Beaver Dam Offspring Study. Chemical Senses, 34, A52.
  • Catalanotto, F. A., Broe, E. T., Bartoshuk, L. M., Mayo, V. D., & Snyder, D. J. (2009). Otitis media and intensification of non-taste oral sensations. Chemical Senses, 34, A120.
  • Bartoshuk, L. M., Kalva, J. J., Puentes, L. A., Snyder, D. J., & Sims, C. A. (2010). Valid comparisons of food preferences. Chemical Senses, 35(7), A20.
  • Bartoshuk, L. M., Catalanotto, F. A., Duffy, V. B., Grushka, M., Mayo, V. D., Skarulis, M. C., et al. (2009). Taste damage associated with otitis media. Chemical Senses, 34, A119.
  • 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.

Bushnell Professor