Goggles that trick the wearer into thinking the plain snack in their hand is a chocolate cookie, or make biscuits appear larger are offering hope to weak-willed dieters everywhere, iafrica.com reports.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed goggles that rely on computer wizardry and augmented reality to fool the senses and make users feel more satisfied with smaller - or less appealing - treats.
According to iafrica.com, in experiments, volunteers consumed nearly 10 percent less when the biscuits they were eating appeared 50 percent bigger. They ate 15 percent more when cookies were manipulated to look two-thirds of their real size. University of Tokyo's Professor Michitaka Hirose said that he was interested in how computers can be used to trick the human mind, adding that using one or more senses to fool the others was a way to do that. "Reality is in your mind," he concluded.
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