Rapid Sensory Profiling Techniques

Rapid Sensory Profiling Techniques
Author: Julien Delarue,Ben Lawlor
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780128219362
ISBN 13: 012821936X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rapid Sensory Profiling Techniques Book Review:

Rapid Sensory Profiling Techniques: Applications in New Product Development and Consumer Research, Second Edition presents the very latest up-to-date findings and recommendations on the proper choice and use of rapid product profiling methods. Each chapter is written by a key opinion leader on a specific method used on a regular basis. The chapters also address the theory, pros, cons, and the application of each method through a case study. This valuable resource educates and empowers those working in research and development on how to meet shorter product turnaround times at lower cost and with no compromise on quality. A book on such methods is not just needed by the scientific community, it is an essential must have in an industry challenged by a "speed to market" mantra. Includes overviews of method principles, pros and cons, and real case studies showing how to set-up, execute, analyze and present findings to stakeholders Provides readers with a set of tools that are more rapid, more agile, and more cost efficient when compared to more traditional methods Educates and empowers those working in research and development on how to meet shorter product turnaround times

Rapid Sensory Profiling Techniques

Rapid Sensory Profiling Techniques
Author: J Delarue,B Lawlor,M Rogeaux
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2014-11-28
ISBN 10: 1782422587
ISBN 13: 9781782422587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rapid Sensory Profiling Techniques Book Review:

Sensory analysis is an important tool in new product development. There has recently been significant development in the methods used to capture sensory perception of a product. Rapid Sensory Profiling Techniques provides a comprehensive review of rapid methods for sensory analysis that can be used as alternatives or complementary to conventional descriptive methods. Part one looks at the evolution of sensory perception capture methods. Part two focuses on rapid methods used to capture sensory perception, and part three covers their applications in new product development and consumer research. Finally, part four explores the applications of rapid methods in testing specific populations.

Rapid Sensory Profiling Techniques and Related Methods

Rapid Sensory Profiling Techniques and Related Methods
Author: Julien Delarue
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1074885622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Descriptive Analysis in Sensory Evaluation

Descriptive Analysis in Sensory Evaluation
Author: Sarah E. Kemp,Joanne Hort,Tracey Hollowood
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN 10: 0470671394
ISBN 13: 9780470671399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Descriptive Analysis in Sensory Evaluation Book Review:

A comprehensive review of the techniques and applications of descriptive analysis Sensory evaluation is a scientific discipline used to evoke, measure, analyse and interpret responses to products perceived through the senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing. It is used to reveal insights into the ways in which sensory properties drive consumer acceptance and behaviour, and to design products that best deliver what the consumer wants. Descriptive analysis is one of the most sophisticated, flexible and widely used tools in the field of sensory analysis. It enables objective description of the nature and magnitude of sensory characteristics for use in consumer-driven product design, manufacture and communication. Descriptive Analysis in Sensory Evaluation provides a comprehensive overview of a wide range of traditional and recently-developed descriptive techniques, including history, theory, practical considerations, statistical analysis, applications, case studies and future directions. This important reference, written by academic and industrial sensory scientist, traces the evolution of descriptive analysis, and addresses general considerations, including panel set-up, training, monitoring and performance; psychological factors relevant to assessment; and statistical analysis. Descriptive Analysis in Sensory Evaluation is a valuable resource for sensory professionals working in academia and industry, including sensory scientists, practitioners, trainers and students, and industry-based researchers in quality assurance, research and development, and marketing.

Sensory Analysis for the Development of Meat Products

Sensory Analysis for the Development of Meat Products
Author: Jose Manuel Lorenzo Rodriguez,Mirian Pateiro Moure,Erick Saldana,Paulo E.S. Munekata
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2022-01-26
ISBN 10: 0323903185
ISBN 13: 9780323903189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensory Analysis for the Development of Meat Products Book Review:

Sensory Analysis for the Development of Meat Products: Methodological Aspects and Practical Applications highlights the application of sensory analysis in the development of meat products. It presents the background and historical aspects of sensory evaluation on the characterization and development of meat products. Divided into two sections, the book discusses fundamental concepts, methodological approaches, statistical analysis, innovative methods, and presents case studies using these approaches. Chapter include definitions, applications, literature reviews, recent developments, methods and end of chapter glossaries. Researchers in sensory analysis and meat processing, as well as new product developers, will benefit from this comprehensive resource on the topics discussed. Discusses the use of sensory analysis as a tool for the development of meat products Explores characterization, quality, processing, new ingredients, shelf life, consumer studies, and the health aspects of meat products, with a special focus on sensory attributes Contains case studies that highlight sensory approaches and methods in the context of meat products

Global Cheesemaking Technology

Global Cheesemaking Technology
Author: Photis Papademas,Thomas Bintsis
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-12-27
ISBN 10: 1119046157
ISBN 13: 9781119046158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Cheesemaking Technology Book Review:

Global Cheesemaking Technology: Cheese Quality and Characteristics reviews cheesemaking practices, and describes cheeses and the processes from which they are manufactured. In addition, the book examines new areas to stimulate further research in addition to the already established knowledge on the scientific principles on cheesemaking. Part I provides an account on the history of cheese, factors influencing the physicochemical properties, flavour development and sensory characteristics, microbial ecology and cheese safety, traceability and authentication of cheeses with protected labels, and traditional wooden equipment used for cheesemaking, while an overview of the cheesemaking process is also presented. Part II describes 100 global cheeses from 17 countries, divided into 13 categories. The cheeses described are well-known types produced in large quantities worldwide, together with some important locally produced, in order to stimulate scientific interest in these cheese varieties. Each category is presented in a separate chapter with relevant research on each cheese and extensive referencing to facilitate further reading.

Beverage Sensory Modification

Beverage Sensory Modification
Author: Manuel Malfeito Ferreira
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2019-08-23
ISBN 10: 3039213938
ISBN 13: 9783039213931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beverage Sensory Modification Book Review:

This Special Issue on “Beverage Sensory Modification” presents a series of articles that feature the broad sense of sensory modification with regards to beverages, either by improving their flavor, taste, and mouthfeel properties, or through prevention of spoilage. The scope goes further than the usual technological measures that modulate sensory properties and includes psychological and cross-modal influences, where the sensory modification occurs in the subject’s brain rather than as a result of modified physical–chemical properties of objects.

Nonfood Sensory Practices

Nonfood Sensory Practices
Author: Anne-Marie Pense-Lheritier,Irene Bacle,Julien Delarue
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2021-08-28
ISBN 10: 0128219688
ISBN 13: 9780128219683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonfood Sensory Practices Book Review:

Sensory evaluation is applied in very diverse and sometimes unexpected sectors. Nonfood Sensory Practices aims to show how sensory professionals from sectors other than food have embraced sensory evaluation methods for product development and communication of their products’ sensory properties. This book is thus intended as a first assessment of what is happening in nonfood sectors. It will open perspectives to those sensory professionals who wish to apply and adapt their expertise in food sensory science to other types of products, as well as to those working in nonfood sectors but with lesser background in sensory evaluation. Many nonfood products are intrinsically complex. They can be used in diverse ways, often in strong interaction with context and – unlike food – over several hours, days or months. This book shows how sensory professionals have adapted to these specificities, not to mention specific needs in terms of panel management and different ways to deal with consumers, users, customers or even sometimes with patients. First chapters present general methodological principles that will allow readers to fully apprehend the use of sensory practices. Then, contributions from many professionals in nonfood sectors will help to realize and promote the potential added value of sensory evaluation to their own field of application. Presents methodological specificities and solutions for the sensory evaluation of non-food products Includes case studies that help readers understand how to adapt food-centric sensory methods developed for non-food applications Triggers new ideas and further useful developments for the sensory evaluation of food products and the study of food-related consumer behaviors

Grapes and Wines

Grapes and Wines
Author: António M. Jordão,Fernanda Cosme
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-28
ISBN 10: 9535138332
ISBN 13: 9789535138334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grapes and Wines Book Review:

The book "Grapes and Wines: Advances in Production, Processing, Analysis, and Valorization" intends to provide to the reader a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art and different perspectives regarding the most recent knowledge related to grape and wine production. Thus, this book is composed of three different general sections: (1) Viticulture and Environmental Conditions, (2) Wine Production and Characterization, and (3) Economic Analysis and Valorization of Wine Products. Inside these 3 general sections, 16 different chapters provide current research on different topics of recent advances on production, processing, analysis, and valorization of grapes and wines. All chapters are written by a group of international researchers, in order to provide up-to-date reviews, overviews, and summaries of current research on the different dimensions of grape and wine production. This book is not only intended for technicians actively engaged in the field but also for students attending technical schools and/or universities and other professionals that might be interested in reading and learning about some fascinating areas of grape and wine research.

Sensory and Instrumental Evaluation of Alcoholic Beverages

Sensory and Instrumental Evaluation of Alcoholic Beverages
Author: Hildegarde Heymann,Susan E. Ebeler
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-11-23
ISBN 10: 0128027479
ISBN 13: 9780128027479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensory and Instrumental Evaluation of Alcoholic Beverages Book Review:

Sensory and Instrumental Evaluation of Alcoholic Beverages introduces the value of sensory analysis to the alcoholic beverage industry through the detailed lens of sensory analysis techniques. From traditional methods, to the most modern rapid methods, this book presents comprehensive insights and applications. Analytical methods for identifying and assessing the flavor compounds present in the beverages are included that address both volatile and non-volatile techniques, along with rapid methods of assessment. Case studies highlight the testing of different types of alcoholic beverages running the entire gamut of methods and the appropriate subset of methods. Also included is information of data analyses with the appropriate R-codes to allow practitioners to use the book as a handbook to analyze their own data. Uniquely focused on alcoholic beverages and their assessment Includes real-world information for practical application Presents a full range of methodologies, providing key comparative insights

Handbook of Dairy Foods Analysis

Handbook of Dairy Foods Analysis
Author: Fidel Toldrá,Leo M.L. Nollet
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1020
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN 10: 1000342077
ISBN 13: 9781000342079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Dairy Foods Analysis Book Review:

Dairy foods account for a large portion of the Western diet, but due to the potential diversity of their sources, this food group often poses a challenge for food scientists and their research efforts. Bringing together the foremost minds in dairy research, Handbook of Dairy Foods Analysis, Second Edition, compiles the top dairy analysis techniques and methodologies from around the world into one well-organized volume. Exceptionally comprehensive in both its detailing of methods and the range of dairy products covered, this handbook includes tools for analyzing chemical and biochemical compounds and also bioactive peptides, prebiotics, and probiotics. It describes noninvasive chemical and physical sensors and starter cultures used in quality control. This second edition includes four brand-new chapters covering the analytical techniques and methodologies for determining bioactive peptides, preservatives, activity of endogenous enzymes, and sensory perception of dairy foods, and all other chapters have been adapted to recent research. All other chapters have been thoroughly updated. Key Features: Explains analytical tools available for the analysis of the chemistry and biochemistry of dairy foods Covers a variety of dairy foods including milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, and ice cream Analysis of nutritional quality includes prebiotics, probiotics, essential amino acids, bioactive peptides, and healthy vegetable-origin compounds Includes a series of chapters on analyzing sensory qualities, including color, texture, and flavor. Covering the gamut of dairy analysis techniques, the book discusses current methods for the analysis of chemical and nutritional compounds, and the detection of microorganisms, allergens, contaminants, and/or other adulterations, including those of environmental origin or introduced during processing. Other methodologies used to evaluate color, texture, and flavor are also discussed. Written by an international panel of distinguished contributors under the editorial guidance of renowned authorities, Fidel Toldrá and Leo M.L. Nollet, this handbook is one of the few references that is completely devoted to dairy food analysis – an extremely valuable reference for those in the dairy research, processing, and manufacturing industries.

Managing Wine Quality

Managing Wine Quality
Author: Andrew G. Reynolds
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 822
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 0081020686
ISBN 13: 9780081020685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Wine Quality Book Review:

Managing Wine Quality, Volume 1: Viticulture and Wine Quality, Second Edition, reviews our current understanding of wine aroma, color, taste and mouthfeel. In addition, it focuses on the measurement of grape and wine properties, the instrumental analysis of sensory evaluation, and wine authenticity and traceability. The effects of viticulture technologies on grape composition and wine quality attributes are also included, with sections on viticultural and vineyard management practices, fungal contaminants, grape processing equipment, and grape harvesting methods for both red and white wines. In addition, there is coverage on the potential impacts of global warming on wine quality. With a focus on recent studies, advanced methods, and a look to future technologies, this fully updated edition is an essential reference for anyone involved in viticulture and oenology who wants to explore new methods, understand different approaches, and refine existing practices. Reviews our current understanding of wine aroma, color, taste and mouthfeel Details the measurement of grape and wine properties through instrumental analysis, must and wine, and sensory evaluation Examines viticulture and vineyard management practices, fungal contaminants and processing equipment

Methods in Consumer Research Volume 1

Methods in Consumer Research  Volume 1
Author: Gaston Ares,Paula Varela
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN 10: 0081012586
ISBN 13: 9780081012581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods in Consumer Research Volume 1 Book Review:

Methods for Consumer Research, Volume One: New Approaches to Classic Methods brings together world leading experts in global consumer research who provide a fully comprehensive state-of-the-art coverage of advances in the classical methods of consumer science. The book touches on the latest developments in qualitative techniques, including coverage of both focus groups and social media, while also focusing on liking, a fundamental principle of consumer science, consumer segmentation, and the influence of extrinsic product characteristics, such as packaging and presentation on consumer liking. In conjunction with the second volume, which covers alternative approaches and special applications, this book is an invaluable reference for academics working in the fields of in-sensory and consumer science, psychology, marketing and nutrition. And, with examples of the methodology being applied throughout, it serves as a practical guide to research and development managers in both food and non-food companies. Presents a fully comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in the classical methodologies of consumer research Provides examples of successful application of the methodologies presented Includes focus groups and social media discussions Encompasses consumer segmentation, with a focus on psychographics and genetics

Exploring the Use of Rapid Profiling Techniques in Older Adult Sensory Testing

Exploring the Use of Rapid Profiling Techniques in Older Adult Sensory Testing
Author: Nicole Scott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1252218333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Use of Rapid Profiling Techniques in Older Adult Sensory Testing Book Review:

Research involving measurements of sensory perception within the older adult population is complicated by difficulties with traditional testing methods for these individuals. A trend in food sensory testing is the use of rapid profiling techniques. These methodologies have been found to produce results very similar to those of a trained panel with a much smaller time commitment from panelists and at a much lower cost. Three rapid profiling techniques - Napping®, sorting and check-all-that-apply (CATA) - were tested in older adult populations (aged 60+). Participants (n=60) attended three sessions where seven commercially available instant and ready-made puddings along with two duplicate samples were evaluated using one of the three rapid profiling methods. All three methods appeared to produce valid results in the older testing group, however, higher panellist reliability, lower difficulty and higher percentage of correct completions led to the conclusion that CATA is the most appropriate rapid profiling test for older adults.

A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer Driven New Product Development

A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer Driven New Product Development
Author: Maurice O'Sullivan
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2016-09-16
ISBN 10: 0081003579
ISBN 13: 9780081003572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer Driven New Product Development Book Review:

A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer Driven New Product Development explores traditional and well established sensory methods (difference, descriptive and affective) as well as taking a novel approach to product development and the use of new methods and recent innovations. This book investigates the use of these established and new sensory methods, particularly hedonic methods coupled with descriptive methods (traditional and rapid), through multivariate data analytical interfaces in the process of optimizing food and beverage products effectively in a strategically defined manner. The first part of the book covers the sensory methods which are used by sensory scientists and product developers, including established and new and innovative methods. The second section investigates the product development process and how the application of sensory analysis, instrumental methods and multivariate data analysis can improve new product development, including packaging optimization and shelf life. The final section defines the important sensory criteria and modalities of different food and beverage products including Dairy, Meat, Confectionary, Bakery, and Beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and presents case studies indicating how the methods described in the first two sections have been successfully and innovatively applied to these different foods and beverages. The book is written to be of value to new product development researchers working in large corporations, SMEs (micro, small or medium-sized enterprises) as well as being accessible to the novice starting up their own business. The innovative technologies and methods described are less expensive than some more traditional practices and aim to be quick and effective in assisting products to market. Sensory testing is critical for new product development/optimization, ingredient substitution and devising appropriate packaging and shelf life as well as comparing foods or beverages to competitor’s products. Presents novel and effective sensory-based methods for new product development—two related fields that are often covered separately Provides accessible, useful guidance to the new product developer working in a large multi-national food company as well as novices starting up a new business Offers case studies that provide examples of how these methods have been applied to real product development by practitioners in a wide range of organizations Investigates how the application of sensory analysis can improve new product development including packaging optimization

Plant Breeding Reviews

Plant Breeding Reviews
Author: Irwin Goldman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 111941427X
ISBN 13: 9781119414278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Breeding Reviews Book Review:

Plant Breeding Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base; understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a fundamental understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops.

High Pressure Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Products

High Pressure Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Products
Author: Milan Houška,Filipa Vinagre Marques da Silva
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1498739032
ISBN 13: 9781498739030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Pressure Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Products Book Review:

High pressure processing is a fast-growing food processing technology and opens the door to nearly-fresh products that retain their sensorial and nutritional qualities. High Pressure Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Products reviews and summarizes the latest advances in novel high-pressure processing techniques for preserving fruits, fruit juices, and their mixtures. It contains basic information on the relation of high-process treatment parameters with the safety and quality of fruit and vegetable juices/products. The book focuses on product quality parameters, nutritional value, bio-active health components, and microbial safety and stability. The main aim of this book is to summarize the advances in the utilization of modern high pressure pasteurization (HPP) treatment to preserve and stabilize fruit and vegetable products. HPP technology is related to the product quality parameters, the content of nutritional and health active components, and the microbial safety and subsequent shelf life. One chapter of this book is devoted to industrial equipment available; other chapters deal with examples of commercial fruit and vegetable products. Another chapter of this book is dedicated to packaging, as packaging of food before HPP is mandatory in this technology. The regulatory aspects for high-pressure treated fruit and vegetable products in different regions of the world (Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia) are also an important topic dealt within one chapter of the book. The effects of HPP technology on the quality of fruit and vegetable products, namely nutrients and stability, health active components, and sensory aspects, are reviewed in a trio of chapters.

Salt Fat and Sugar Reduction

Salt  Fat and Sugar Reduction
Author: Maurice O'Sullivan
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2020-03-12
ISBN 10: 0128226129
ISBN 13: 9780128226124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salt Fat and Sugar Reduction Book Review:

Salt, Fat and Sugar Reduction: Sensory Approaches for Nutritional Reformulation of Foods and Beverages explores salt, sugar, fat and the current scientific findings that link them to diseases. The sensory techniques that can be used for developing consumer appealing nutritional optimized products are also discussed, as are other aspects of shelf life and physicochemical analysis, consumer awareness of the negative nutritional impact of these ingredients, and taxes and other factors that are drivers for nutritional optimization. This book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics, food scientists, food and nutrition researchers, and those in the food and beverage industries. Provides a clear outline of current legislation on global ingredient taxes Demonstrates effective protocols, sensory, multivariate and physico-chemical for salt, fat and sugar reduction Outlines reduction protocols, with and without the use of replacer ingredients for salt, fat and sugar reduction Illustrates the full process chain, consumer to packaging, and the effects of reformulation by reduction of ingredients

Emotion Measurement

Emotion Measurement
Author: Herbert L. Meiselman
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 1046
Release: 2021-04-09
ISBN 10: 0128231998
ISBN 13: 9780128231999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emotion Measurement Book Review:

Emotion Measurement, Second Edition highlights key elements of emotions that should be considered in the measurement of emotions in both academic and commercial environments. This edition begins with an updated review of basic studies of emotion, including the theory, physiology, and psychology of emotions, as these are the foundational studies which food scientists as well as product developers and marketing professionals need to be aware of. The second section highlights methods for studying emotions, and reviews the different approaches to emotion measurement: questionnaire self-report, behavioral, and physiological. This section explores the merits of intrinsic versus extrinsic measures of emotion. Some new measurement approaches have emerged since the first edition of this book. The book then presents practical applications, with chapters on emotion research in food and beverage, as well as in a range of products and clinical settings. The experience in testing product emotions has increased since the first edition when product emotion research was newer. Finally, Emotion Measurement, Second Edition provides coverage of cross-cultural research on emotions. This is critical because much of the newer commercial research is aimed at markets around the world, requiring methods that work in many cultures. And the universality of emotions has been a topic of research for decades. Taking both an academic and applied approach, Emotion Measurement, Second Edition will be an invaluable reference for those conducting basic academic research on emotions and for sensory and consumer scientists, and the product developers and marketing professionals they work alongside. Reviews both the academic and the applied strands of emotion measurement research Focuses on cross-cultural studies of emotions, which is currently lacking from most of the literature in the field Highlights methods for studying emotions in both basic and applied studies

Sensory Evaluation of Sound

Sensory Evaluation of Sound
Author: Nick Zacharov
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 0429769903
ISBN 13: 9780429769900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensory Evaluation of Sound Book Review:

Sensory Evaluation of Sound provides a detailed review of the latest sensory evaluation techniques, specifically applied to the evaluation of sound and audio. This three-part book commences with an introduction to the fundamental role of sound and hearing, which is followed by an overview of sensory evaluation methods and associated univariate and multivariate statistical analysis techniques. The final part of the book provides several chapters with concrete real-world applications of sensory evaluation ranging from telecommunications, hearing aids design and binaural sound, via the latest research in concert hall acoustics through to audio-visual interaction. Aimed at the engineer, researcher, university student or manager the book gives insight into the advanced methods for the sensory evaluation with many application examples. Introduces the fundamental of hearing and the value of sound Provides a firm theoretical basis for advanced techniques in sensory evaluation of sound that are then illustrated with concrete examples from university research through to industrial product development Includes chapters on sensory evaluation practices and methods as well as univariate and multivariate statistical analysis Six application chapters covering a wide range of concrete sensory evaluation study examples including insight into audio-visual assessment Includes data analysis with several associated downloadable datasets Provides extensive references to the existing research literature, text books and standards