WCLF 2020 Speakers

Fabiana Carvalho 2020
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • University of Campinas
Sensory Forum
Expanding the “Slow Coffee” Segment using Neuroscience
Fabiana Carvalho is a Brazilian neuroscientist who received her MSc in Biochemistry and her PhD in Psychobiology studying neural processes of perception and memory. She has also worked as a postdoctoral researcher on a project investigating sensory perception as an anticipatory and constructive process instead of a mere passive and reactive process.
She is currently a collaborating researcher at the University of Campinas, Brazil. Her research project is focused on understanding multisensory flavour perception. She is interested in scrutinizing the influence of extrinsic factors (that is, ambiance factors) on the expectation and perception of flavour in specialty coffee. This research project, entited ‘The Coffee Sensorium’, has been conducted under the supervision of Prof Charles Spence at University of Oxford, UK.