5. Music Affects How You Enjoy Food
Usually, if you’re out having meal at a restaurant and find the food tastes terrible, your first thought is to blame the chef. But research now suggests that the things we listen to while we’re eating can actually have an impact on our overall level of satisfaction.
In 2012, researchers in Illinois went to a fast food restaurant and divided it into two sections. In one section they played some soft, relaxing music, while conditions in the other section were left as they found them. After observing people in both sections, the researchers asked diners to rate their enjoyment of the food. It was found that people sitting in the section with music ate less and enjoyed their food significantly more than people sitting in the un-altered section, who seemed to think less of their meal despite eating the whole thing. So the next time you find yourself unimpressed with the food you ordered, before you ream out the chef, perhaps you should ask the manager to put on a little smooth jazz.
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4. Stress Levels Influence Who You Find Attractive
Most people have a certain “type” when it comes to what they find attractive in a prospective partner. But if you’ve ever wondered why it is that you might prefer blondes to brunettes or beards to clean-shaven, it turns out that the amount of stress you feel can play a significant role in who you find attractive.
Researchers from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom conducted an interesting and somewhat cruel study in 2012 that involved making over 80 men as stressed out as possible. Just as the men were reaching their breaking point they were shown 10 photos of women ranging in weight from skinny to obese and asked to rate their attractiveness. As it turns out, the men in the stressed-out group were more likely to find the heavier women attractive than men in the control group who were in a relaxed state. This research falls in line with another similar study which proposed that men who are under a lot of pressure gravitate toward weightier women. It’s now thought that these perceptions could be an evolutionary remnant, since high stress levels were once predominantly associated with food scarcity, and heavier women typically have larger breasts that men find more attractive when they’re in a state of hunger.
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