Taste can be hindered when you are not able to see what you are eating. Rosenblum discusses in the book how bland tasting he found his food when him and a friend visited a completely dark restaurant. I found his taste observations intriguing. I thought that even though his sense of sight was taken away, since he could still smell the food wouldn't it still have a more profound taste than if both senses were taken away?
So I decided to test this out. Luckily my best friend is also a psychology major, so she understood what I wanted to do and why. We chose three fruits; apple, pear and watermelon. Specifically these fruits as they are somewhat similar in texture but vary in taste. While one was blindfolded, the other gave the three fruits in a random order. We both agreed that the texture was similar, but had a hard time differentiating. The most difficult was the difference between apple and pear. For me, watermelon was easy to identify as it has that specific 'watery bite'. But apple and pear were hard for both of us. Tasting similar and bland.
What we thought would be easy, making a distinction between 3 differently tasting fruits, showed some challenges and correlated to Rosenblum's personal findings.