Th app monitors facial expressions and suggests the perfect food to lift your spirits or ease anxiety

According to experimental psychologist Charles Spence, mood and emotion can affect the sensory discriminatory aspects of tasting. Based on this notion, and in collaboration with food delivery service Just Eat and acclaimed chef Ferran Adrià, he created an app that uses a mood-mapping technology to scans the face for signs of emotions, such as frown lines and down-turned lips and eyes.

The application can detect an array of emotions, from anger and fear, to sadness and joy, and makes food suggestions based on what it finds. For example, people who are excited may benefit from blood sugar regulating foods such as whole grains, and someone who is stressed would benefit from calming foods containing magnesium, like dark chocolate and nuts.

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