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Subjective food value is used as term to indicate a food's worth, based on an individuals' current desires and needs (e.g., hunger). Subjective food value assessment is an intermediate step during food decision making.


self-reported food pleasantness, self-reported food liking

Definition contributed by Anonymous

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subjective food value
is a kind of

  • subjective value judgment
  • subjective food value
    is a part of

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    subjective food value

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    subjective food value

  • high energy density food recognition
  • Tasks that are asserted to measure subjective food value

    Task Contrast Measure

    cue approach task
    • high-value go choice at probe


    Dopamine modulates the neural representation of subjective value of food in hungry subjects.
    Medic N, Ziauddeen H, Vestergaard MD, Henning E, Schultz W, Farooqi IS, Fletcher PC
    The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience (J Neurosci)
    2014 Dec 10

    Processing of primary and secondary rewards: a quantitative meta-analysis and review of human functional neuroimaging studies.
    Sescousse G, Caldú X, Segura B, Dreher JC
    Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews (Neurosci Biobehav Rev)
    2013 May