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Taste Test Study


Single visit study for an experiment investigating how physical tasks and hunger are related to taste perception.

Study Type
Single visit to the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center to participate in an experiment involving food.
Study Purpose
Investigate how physical tasks and hunger are related to taste perception.
Study Design
Participants will complete questionnaires, physical measures (e.g. height and weight), and will be randomly assigned to taste test different food. Participant may also be asked to complete some physical tasks such gripping a hand dynamometer (to measure grip strength) and moving small objects from one side of the room to another (to measure physical dexterity). Physical tasks are not aerobic in nature and participants do not need to wear athletic clothing unless they want to (we do recommend comfortable footwear).
Study Requirements
Participants must complete a brief (< 5 minute) phone screening to determine eligibility. Participants must be willing to refrain from eating and drinking caloric beverages for at least 4 hours prior to the study session.
Study Duration
Study should take no more than 1 hour. Sessions are run around lunchtime (M-F) with the earliest sessions beginning at 11am and the latest sessions beginning at 3pm.
Study Benefits
Participants will be compensated for their time.
Study Contact

Please call the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center at (401) 793 – 8940 and ask for the “taste test” study
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Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center

196 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02903
401-793-8950
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