Quantitative sensory testing


The principles of different available methods and paradigms of quantitative sensory testing for heat sensing thresholds and pain thresholds and the limitations of psychophysical techniques.

Alternative labels

principles of methods of quantitative sensory testing
method of quantitative sensory testing
quantitative sensory measurement
paradigm of quantitative sensory testing
quantitative sensory examination

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Essential knowledge

Quantitative sensory testing is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Sensory scientist: Sensory scientists carry out sensory analysis in order to compose or improve flavours and fragrances for the food, beverage and cosmetics industry. They base their flavour and fragrance development on sensory and consumer research. Sensory scientists carry out research and analyse statistical data to meet customers expectations.

Optional knowledge

Quantitative sensory testing is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Quantitative sensory testing – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022

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