Rachel Herz
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Rachel Herz

Dr. Rachel Herz is a neuroscientist specializing in perception and emotion and on the faculty at Brown University and Boston College. She is a TEDx speaker, has published over 85 original research papers, and is a professional consultant to various industries regarding smell, taste, food and flavor. Rachel Herz is the author of several academic and popular science books, including the college textbook Sensation & Perception (Oxford University Press) now in its 5th edition, The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell (2007; Harper Collins,), which covers everything you ever wanted to know about your sense of smell, and was selected as a finalist for the “2009 AAAS Prize for Excellence in Science Books”; That’s Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion (2012; W.W. Norton & Co), which analyzes the food and taste-based emotion of disgust from culture to neuroscience; and her latest book Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food (2018; W.W. Norton & Co), which explores how our senses and psychology govern our perception of food, and the experiences and consequences of eating. Rachel Herz is a dual citizen of the US and Canada. She grew up in Montreal and received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is fascinated by human nature and loves all things scented and sensory. She lives in New England with her canine and human family. Visit her on twitter @rachel_herz and at her website www.rachelherz.com.
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