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  • How does food imagery affect our appetites?
  • How does food imagery affect our appetites?
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Food porn! The science of visual hunger

From Bake Off’s beautiful buns to Instagram foodies posting pictures of their plates – digitally enhanced images of divine-looking dishes are everywhere. Professor Charles Spence, who studies visual hunger, explains to Canvas8 how these images affect our appetites.